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JL2L V O LUME III., iji 3. 

(volume XXXVI.) 


S II R E W S 15 U R V : 

O S W E S 1 R V : 




CONTENTS of 4th Series. Volume III. 


Oswestry Tenures, 17th century. Transcribed, with Introduc- 
tion and Notes by the Rev. R. C. Purton, M.A. ... 1 

The Mayors of Shrewsbury, 17 10 to 1736. By the late Joseph 

Morris ... ... ... 11 

Coston. By Henry T. Wevmax, F.S A. .. 31 

Early Deeds relating to Lands on Claremont, Shrewsbury. 

Edited by the Rev. \V. G. D. Fletcher, M.A., F.S. A.... 43 

The Devolution of the Manor of Edgmond in the Fourteenth 
and following centuries. By Charles G. O BridgemaXj 
Barrister-at-Law ... ... ... ... ... ... 57 

Some Account of Sidbury. By the Rev. R. C. Purton, M.A. 109 

A Shrewsbury Divine of the 1 8th Century. By the Rev. 

Prebendary T. Auden. M.A, F.S. A. ... ... ... 125 

The Earliest Book of the Drapers' Company, Shrewsbury. 

Transcribed by Irene Mary Rope 135 

The Walters at Ludlow. An Elizabethan Plan. By Henry 

T. Weyman. F.S.A. , .. 263 

Wattlesborough Castle. By the late Stanley Leighton, 
" M.P., F.S.A 283 

History of Several Families connected with Diddlebury. By 
Evelyn H. Martin (nee Swinnerton-Dyer) 

II. The Comewalls .. .. ... ... ... 291 

III. The Littletons ... ... 302 

A Few Notes on the Inscriptions of the S. Bernard Windows 
in S. Mary's. Shrewsbury By the Rev. Canon 
Mori art v, D.D. 333 

The Family of Hoggins, of Great Bolas. By the Kcv. 

W. G. D. Fletcher, M.A., F.S.A 351 


Notes on the Rural Deanery of Stottesdon, A.l). 1275 to 
'375- By the Rev Prebendary James Payton, M.A., 
Rural Dean... ... ... ... .. ... ... 379 


I. Shrewsbury Mint of Henry III. ... ... ... i 

II. Welsh Silver Coins ... ... ... ... ... i 

III. Members of Parliament for Ludlow ... ... ... Hi 

IV. The Parish Book of St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, 1722 to 

1785. Part IV iv 

V. Motto 011 Ceiling at Wilderhope . . ... • •■ xiii 

VI. Grant of Arms to Mrs. Anne Eld red, daughter of 

John Biaikway of Isombridge, 6 December, 1652 xiv 

VII. Hanwood Monumental Inscriptions ... ... ... xv I 

VIII. A Volume of Psalms and Hymns printed at Shrews- 
bury, 1792 ... ... ... ... xxxiv 

General Index to Volume II I. ... ... ... ... .. xxxv 


Portrait ot the Rev. Job Orton... ... ... ... ... 125 

A Plan of Bringwood Chase, c\rc, 1577 ... 263 

Wattlesborough Castle, &c 2S3 

Portrait of Sarah, Countess of Exeter, 1773-1797 ... ... 351 

Great Bolas Church and Old Rectory House... ... ... 354 

The Council regret the long delay in the issue 
of Part L of the " Transactions " for the current 
year, for which the Printing Office is responsible. 
They propose to publish two larger Parts during 
the present year, instead of the usual three, and 
they will endeavour to have the second Part ready 
for issue to Members before Christmas. 




The Annual Meeting of the Shropshire Archaeological and 
Natural History Society was held ; n the Front Room of the Music 
Hall, Shrewsbury, on Wednesday, October 8th, 19 13, under the 
presidency of the Right Hon. Lord Barnard, the President of the 
Society. There was a veiy large attendance, in view of the story 
unfolded by Mr. J. P. Bushe-Fox of the further excavations at 
Uriconium, and illustrated by a large number of Lantern Slides, 
which were thrown on the screen by Mr. J. W. Heath as lan tern ist. 
There was also an exhibition of some of the pottery, coins, and 
other articles found during the last twelve months. 

Amongst those present were the Rev. Prebendary T. Auden, F. S.A. 
(Chairman of the Council), and the Misses Auden, Mr. Beville 
Stanier, M.P., and Mrs. Stanier, Sir Offley Wakeman, Bart,, and 
Lady Wakeman, the Hon. Mrs. Bulkeley-Owen, the Hon. Henrietta 
Windsor Give, Miss Rouse-Boughton, Miss Hope-Edwardes, Mr. J. 
Cecil Clay, Dr. Burd, Dr. Gepp, General Corbet, Colonel Twemlow, 
the Rev. C- H. Drinkwater, the Rev. E. H. Gilchrist de Castro and 
Mrs. de Castro, the Rev. R. [owett Burton, the Rev. W. S. Daw, 
the Rev. W r , G. D. Fletcher, F S A., and Mrs. Fletcher, the Rev. 
Canon Moriarty, D.D., the Rev. F. A. Homer, the Rev. J. W. Lee 
and Mrs. Lee, the Rev. S. A Woolward, the Rev. Herbert Bain- 
bridge, the Rev. R. Steavenson, Messrs. W. M. How, J. T. Homer, 
W, Medlicott, R. E. Davies, R. A. Craig, T. E. Pickering, H. F. 
Harries, John Nurse, J. W. Heath, W, E. Hill, T. P. Blunt. H. E. 
Forrest, F. G. Morris, T. A. Morris, R. G. Craig, G. Bateson, and 
H. T. Beddows, Mrs. William Auden, Miss Downward, Misses A. 
and M. B Lloyd, Miss Flow, Miss Rope, Miss Worsley, and 
Mr. A. E. Cooper (assistant secretary), &c. 

Lord Barnard, at the outset, said he recognised that they had 
come there in such large numbers to hear the latest news of the 
most recent excavations at Uriconium. But first he would call 
upon Prebendary Auden to present the Accounts of the Society. 


The Rev. Prebendary Aunr.N presented the Statement of 
Accounts, which showed that, including £7 os. 2d., the income, 
including Members' subscriptions of ^162 14s., amounted lo 
^'183 17s. 1 id., and at the end of the year there was a balance in 


hand of ^£15 14s. 8d. That looked comparatively prosperous, 
and he was glad to say that they were a little more prosperous 
than on the last occasion, but, taking into consideration outstanding 
liabilities, they still had an adverse balance. He hoped and 
thought the work done at Wroxeter would not only be looked at 
favourably in itself, but that it would give a stimulus to the work of 
the Archaeological Society generally. 


Mr. Beville Stanier, M.P., proposed that the Council be re- 
elected. He said they were ladies and gentlemen with great 
knowledge of the work, who carried out their duties with much 
enthusiasm, and he certainly thought they should be re-elected to 
continue the work they had done so very we'll in the past. 
(Hear, hear). 

Mr. W. M. How seconded the motion, which was carried. 

The Council consists of the Rev. Prebendary T. Auden, M.A., 
F.S.A., Church Stretton (Chairman); Miss Auden, F.R.Hist.S., 
Church Stretton; the Rev. Prebendary J. R. Burton. B. A., 
Bitterley ; the Rev. R. Jowett Burton, M.A , Eaton Constantino; 
the Rev. W. G. Clark-Maxwell. M.A . F S.A., Bridgnorth ; the Rev. 
D. H. S. Cranage, D.Litt., F.S.A , Cambridge ; Mr. R. E. Davies, 
Shrewsbury; the Rev. E 1*1. Gilchrist de Castro, M.A. : Halford ; 
the Rev. C. H. Drinkwater, M A., Shrewsbury; the Rev. W. G. I). 
Fletcher, M.A., F.S.A.-, Oxqn ; Miss Hope-Edwards, Netley Hail; 
the Rev. Canon Moriarty, D.I)., Shrewsbury; Mr. S. Meeson 
"Morris, Shrewsbury; Mr. T. E. Pickering, M A., Shrewsbury; and 
Mr. Henry T. Weyman, F.S.A., Ludlow. 


On the motion of Mr. J, Cecil Clay, seconded by the Rev. S. 
A. Woolward, Mr. W. \V. Naunton was re-appointed Auditor. 


The Annual Report of t tie Council was read by the Rev. Pre- 
bendary Auden, as follows : — 

Since the last Annual Meeting the Council regret to record the loss of several 
Members who can ill he spired. From their list of Vice- Presidents two have 
been calied away — the Duke of Sutherland and the Lord Bishon of Lichfield. 
The latter always took a keen interest in matters archaeological, and was wnrmly 
interested in the two Societies in his diocese formed to print Parish Registers, 
lie also helped on an effort that was made to print the very important Kpiscon il 
Registers of the diocese. Mr. John Beacall had long lived in Italy, but had 
made large collections relating to the families of Shropshire, gleaned from the 
various depositories of records, and from time to time communicated some ol his 
gleanings to the Transactions. The Council desire to congratulate one ol their 
number, the Kev. D. II. S Cranage, on having the Debtee ol Doctor of Letters 
conferred upon him by tiie University of Cambridge foi ids great work " I he 
Churches ot Shropshire*" During the past year the most important work that 
has occupied the attention ot the Council has been the excavations at Uriconium, 

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itnderlakcn in conjunction with the Society of Antiquaries, Mr. J. I 5 . Bushe- 
Koxe, the superuiteiicleiU of these excavations, will piesently describe the work has been accomplished during the past summer, so it is needless to allude 
to it further in this Report. Suffice it to say that increased funds are urgently 
Denied to carry on the work, so that more labour ma\ be employed and a larger 
area excavated, and the wol k more speedily accomj lished. The area ol the 
buried city is a very Large one, and at the present rate of progress many years 
must elapse belore the work can be brought to a close, Large or small regular 
annual subscriptions lor a period of \eais aie asked from those who do not at 
present subscribe to the excavation land, and any such promises of support may 
be given to the Cluiirman ol the Council at the close of this meeting, or sub- 
scriptions may be paid in to the Capital and Counties Bank. '1 he question is 
repeatedly asked, Why are the excavations liiied in again before the approach 
of winter, and not permanently left open ? ' : The answer is not difficult. '1 he 
land is valuable agricultural iand, ana is required tor agricultural purposes. So 
large and valuable a site, consisting, perhaps, of 170 acres, could not possibly 
be kept as an open museum, and it is obv ious that the cost of fencing in and 
annually maintaining any such large space would be enormous. More than this, 
it is found that Roman remains, when left exposed to the damp of our English 
winters, are disintegrated and speedily suffer damage. It is agreed tnat such 
remains are far better preserved when they aie buried under the soil. Every 
building that has been excavated is most carefully drawn to scale and mapped ; 
so that it will be possible at any future time to uncover any particular building, 
should it be deemed necessary to do so. It is hoped that in time arrangements 
will be made for a .Museum in trie town of Shrewsbury to contain the many 
objects of interest that have been brought to light during the progress of the 
work. The Council tender their grateful thanks to their President for the keen 
interest and haupy co-operation that fie has displayed throughout in the matter 
of the excavations, and welcome Ins presence amongst them as Chairman of this 
Annual Meeting. — Thomas Auden, Chairman. 

Lord Barnard said : Although after the rather laudatory remarks 
at the end of the Report it might seem a little out of place, he 
would like to have the honour of proposing the adoption of the 
Report and Statement of Accounts. The amount received in 
individual subscriptions — ,£162 15s. — though fairly large, was not, 
lie ventured to think, anything like what it ought to be, but he was 
glad to see the sale of the guide to Uriconium had produced a sum 
of nearly £14, becatise that showed that very great interest was 
taken in the work which was being carried on in that Romano- 
British city. Willi regard to the Report, he regretted very much, 
as he was sure they all did, the loss of two such eminent men as 
the Duke of Sutherland and the late Bishop of Lichfield, He had 
been very much interested to hear of the work done by Mr. Beacall, 
and he could not help thinking there was a considerate number 
of other people who either were interested in that kind of work or 
might be brought to take an interest in it, and he would suggest 
that everybody who had an inclination that way 'should communi- 
cate with a recognised authority, such as Rrebendary Auden or 
some other member of the Council. Dr. Cranage was very well 
known to all of them in connection with his great work on the 
Churches of Shropshire. No words could express adequately the 
indebtedness of that county and that town to Dr. Cranage for the 
extraordinarily comprehensive scheme in which he carried out that 
work, as well as the minute attention to details which he had given 

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to ev6ry church in the county. Unfortunately, Dr. Cranage, as 
some of them knew, had suffered a very serious pecuniary loss by 
the transaction. Nearly two years ago it seemed to some of them 
when they fust heard that Dr. Cranage Was likely to be a loser by 
the proceeding, that they might take some steps to try, if possible, 
to mitigate that loss, while at the same time showing their apprecia- 
tion of the work which he had done for the benefit of the county. 
With the help of Sir Ofiley Wakeman a circular was issued, and the 
amount raised up to now was rather more than ^100. He (Lord 
Barnard) thought, however, they ought to make it something more 
than that, and small subscriptions would be welcomed. When 
Dr. Cranage's travelling expenses were added to the loss by publi- 
cation, the sum would far exceed anything which in his opinion it 
was possible for them to collect. 

With regard to Uriconium, he would like to make one remark on 
the subject of leaving the excavations open. He would not touch 
upon the question ns to whether the remains deteriorated in the 
British climate or not, but he merely stated that he would not feel 
justified in the public interest, as a matter of public policy, in with- 
drawing this land from cultivation at the present day, when it was 
deemed necessary that every available rood of land should be cul- 
tivated, and he might tell them frankly he would not entertain such 
a proposal for one moment unless the estate — which was a settled 
estatt — were adequately remunerated for the loss it would suffer 
by being deprived of the rent of the land ; and he entertained very 
little doubt that the purchase price of that land, which was valuable 
would far exceed anything the public were likely to subscribe, unless 
perhaps they could persuade the Chancellor of the Exchequer to 
vote them a sum in the House of Commons. He would not say 
the idea of keeping the site open was a preposterous one, but it was 
entirely out of the question, and could not be considered for one 

Another question alluded to in the Report was the question of a 
Museum. He had had that question in his mind for a good many 
years past. There was already in the Shrewsbury Public Library 
a very considerable number of archreological remains which came 
from the estate in the days of his predecessors. At some later stage 
he could not help thinking that that collection should be amalgam- 
ated with any finds which now came to light, and he would very 
much like, if it were practicable to do so, that they should be 
arranged in some building which was more or less connected with 
or belonged to the estate. The present Museum and Free Library 
had, he thought, already become rather full, and he would imagine 
the town would not be sorry to have some of the articles removed. 

With regard to the finance of the question it had already been 
pointed out that the cost was very great. In July a letter was pub 
fished in the "Times" with the signature of the President of the 
Society of Antiquaries, and himself, as President of that Society, 
and others, appealing for contributions toward the excavations. 


He could have hoped that some wealthy person, of whom wr had 
many in this country, might perhaps have come forward and under- 
taken, say, to pay the whole of the expense for one year, or some- 
thing of that kind ; but, perhaps, archnco'ogists of that type were 
more familiarly represented by the gentleman from beyond the sea, 
who wished to denude our cashes to carry their treasures away to 
another land. Me did not think any of them would be willing to 
make a bargain of that kind. What they found in Shropshire they 
kept in Shropshire. (Hear, hear). But at the same time it was 
quite clear that if they wished that work to go on they must support 
it financially, and while he did not suggest that it was necessary for 
any persons of moderate means to deprive themselves of the necess- 
aries of life to do that, he thought many subscribers might come 
forward, and in addition might persuade others who were interested 
in that subject to assist. 

There was undoubtedly at present a growing increase of interest 
in all matters. The passing of the Ancient Monu- 
ments Act liad altered the position of the public very largely 
towards those ancient buildings of which there were so many outside 
those walls, and towards other monuments, of which Uriconium 
itself was an instance, and he was not at all sure whether it would 
not be a right and proper thing to take advantage of the powers 
conferred on him by that Act to transfer that part of the site which 
was excavated some years ago and left uncovered, and which was 
now rented by that Society, to some public authority. He did not 
know whether the County of Salop would undertake it— perhaps 
they would not— but at any rate the Government had power under 
the Act to take control, and he sincerely hoped that some day they 
would do so, and save those interesting remains for the nation at 
large for all time. (Hear, hear, and applause). The President 
concluded with an appeal for increased support of the Society. 

The Rev. Prebendary Auden, in seconding the motion, said he 
thought they might be interested to know something about what 
sums had been subscribed and spent so far in connection with 
Uriconium. They began the local fund with a balance on deposit 
of between £100 and £"150. Then the amount subscribed last 
year in various sums was £172, and they sent to London the sum 
of £200. With regard to this year they had not received as much 
as he hoped they might have done — the amount being about £150, 
and the moral of it was that they wanted some more money to 
continue the excavations, and as local treasurer he would be very 
glad indeed to receive any sums of money for the purpose. 

The motion was carried. 


Mr. J. I 1 - Bushe-Fo\\ in the course of an interesting address 
with lantern illustrations, said that last year he had the honour of 
giving them a short account of the work done up to the end of 


September, and that to-day he intended to give them a more 
detailed account of last year's work, and also a short account of 
this season's excavations. Work was begun on the 23rd of June, 
and was still in progress, about 1 } acres having been uncovered 
with most satisfactory results. Mr. Mayter had been with him the 
whole season, and had rendered him most valuable assistance. 
The excavations had been largely used as a school of archeology. 
Students from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London and 
Birmingham had stayed on the site, and taken part in the work. 
There had been a large increase in the number of visitors, upwards 
of £50 being taken in entrance money. Although all the buildings 
found last year differed considerably, they had many poims in 
common. The general plan of the houses, with their large, open 
fronts, suggested that they were shops. They all appeared to have 
had some form of verandah or portico either of wood or stone in 
front of them. Under these a continuous pathway ran parallel to 
the street. In the back part each building had a series of :00ms, 
with opus sigmnum floors. In these the owners might have lived, 
but it was curious that not a single room was fitted with a hypo- 
caust. The scarcity of window glass — only three or four fragments 
being found — suggested that the windows were unglazed. Later 
in the occupation an alteration in the general plan appealed to 
have taken place, but very little of this period remained owing to 
its proximity to the surface. The front of site IV. was brought up 
to the edge of the street, and something of the same kind seemed 
to have taken place in Site II. It was possible that these late 
frontages had been some form of booths or stalls. _ In the last 
periods of Site IV. the front part appeared to have been an open 
space or garden, with a well. A pathway ran by the side of this 
from the Walling Streeet to a house at the back. The soil behind 
the buildings contained only a few a 1 ticks belonging to the Roman 
occupation. Here and there a rubbish pit was met with, but none 
of them had been sunk more than a few yards into the undisturbed 
soil. This year a temple covering an area of about 95 feet by 55 
feet had been uncovered. The entrance into the courtyard of the 
tenple was under a portico of six columns. The podium which 
stood at the back of the courtyard measured about 25 feet by 31 
feet. Its walls were composed of massive blocks of red sandstone, 
the spaces inside being packed with stones and clay to support the 
raised cella above. There was an ambulatory at the back and side 
of the podium. Carved architectural fragments, portions of several 
statues ; and the head of a horse were discovered in clearing the site. 
The top of a well-carved altar was also found, but, unfortunately, the 
part bearing the inscription w;b missing, and there was no evidence 
to show to whom the temple was dedicated. To the north of this 
a large building was now being cleared, It had a frontage of 115 
feet and a depth of over 200. There were many rooms, most of 
them floored with opus signinum. One had a rough mosaic pave 
merit, Another had a floor of line, white, red and blue tesserae. 


Unfortunately, this has been entirely broken up. Four of the rooms 
were furnished with hypoeausts. In a small courtyard was a rect- 
angular well, built up of large slabs of stone. It was filled with 
building rubbish, and a large quantity of animal bones, including 
some line antlers. There were also a few human bones. The 
front of the building had been furnished with a spacious portico, 
and the massive blocks of stone to support the uprights were still 
in position. In front of this, along the edge of the road, was a 
well-made drain, constructed of stones and tiles, with a solid bot- 
tom of large slabs of stone. Two burials were found inside the 
house. One grave contained a practically complete skeleton of a 
tail, middle-aged man. There were only a few bones left of the 
other, but there were sufficient to show that three feet were repre- 
sented, so it seemed probable that the grave contained two persons. 
Both burials were orientated east and west, and in making one 
grave the foundations of a wail had been cut through. This 
pointed to a post-Roman date, but unfortunately, nothing was 
found with them to indicate definitely to what period they belonged. 
This year the coins had been more plentiful, over 400 having come 
to light. The earliest coins were two Republican ones, the first 
emperor represented being Claudius. Seven of his coins had been 
found. The last coins were two of Theodosius I. Among the 
small finds perhaps the most important were an amethyst gem en- 
graved with a figure of Venus, a small cameo of a woman's head, a 
clasp knife carved in the form of a tiger, a sea horse carved in bone, 
and several good fibula?, and many bone-pins with ornamental 
heads of different descriptions. With our present limited know- 
ledge, it seemed probable that the destruction of Yiroco'nium must 
have taken place, about the close of the 4th century, but how or by 
whom it was not yet possible to say. Only by work of the spade 
could they hope to solve that and many other questions still un- 
answered in connection with Roman Britain. 


Mr A. Hayter gave a detailed description of the coins found, 
some of which were on view in the room. Up to October 7th. 418 
coins had been found this year, that was 173 in excess of the total 
number found in 1912 (245). But the number of different rulers 
represented in either collection was almost identical — 45 in 1913, 
and 39 in 1012. Tnis year's collection included 18 denarii 13 
plated silver ( " Antoniniani ; ") double denarii, all ^between 244 and 
267 A.I)., and one siliqua (plated silver denarius of the late 4th 
century). The rest, 3S2 in number, were copper, and some few be- 
longing to the Constantine period, showed traces ol a silver wash. 
If one might draw any conclusions as to the dating of the site from 
the coins alone, a late 1st century occupation certainly seemed 
suggested, not merely by the eight coins of Claudius, but especially 
by the 34 specimens of the tiree Flavian Emperors (09 - 96 A. P.) 


Trajan had produced 19 coins, but it was curious that there were 
only 15 coins for the 75 years from Hadrian to the end of the 
Antonine rule (1 1 7 — 192 A.I.).). The r 30 years from 260 — 390 A.I), 
was obviously the time when the occupation was most intense, as 
quite 300 coins, that was 70 per cent or the total found, belonged 
to that period. Moreover, there was no falling off in the latter 
half of the 4th century, for there were 57 issued between 364 — 
392 A.I). The discovery of two coins of Theodosius I., dateable 
to 388 — 392 A I), prolonged the known period of the life of the 
town for from five to nine years 

On the motion of Prebendary Auden, a cordial vote of thanks 
was given to the President and the other speakers, and also to Mr. 
J, W. Heath, who gave his services as lanternist. 

Tea was afterwards served. 


The Shropshire Archreological and Natural History Society made 
their Annua) Excursion on Friday, July 11th, 1 9 1 3. The party 
included the Rev. W. G. and Mrs, Clark-Maxwell, the Rev. C. H. 
Drinkwater, the Rev. J. G. F. Holmes, the Rev. E. PI. G. de Castro, 
the Rev. R. Jowett Burton, Mr. and Mrs. Wood Acton, Mr. and 
Mrs. G. Bateson. the Misses Hope-Edwardes, the Misses Auden, 
Mrs. and Miss Chitty, Miss M. B. Lloyd, Mrs. Wale, Messrs. F. G. 
Morris, S. Heighway, and R. E. Davies, Dr. Gepp, and Mr. A. E. 
Cooper, Assistant Secretary. 

A start was made from Shrewsbury station yard, soon after ten 
o'clock, the party driving in motor cars provided by Mr. Mark 


The first halt was at Albright Hussey, where the members were 
welcomed by Mrs. Downes, who most kindly showed them over the 
interesting house. The estate of Albright Hussey was held in 10S6 
by Rainald the Sheriff, but within a century of that date Walter 
Hussey held a knight's fee of new enfeoffment here. About ij6o 
Walter gave land at Harlescott to Lilleshall Abbey, and his des- 
cendants remained at Albright Hussey till the 17th century, when 
it passed to the Corbet s, who lived here till they succeeded in 1700 
to the Sundome estate. 

The chapel of Albright Hussey was dedicated to St. John the 
Baptist. It had the right of burial, though it was in the parish of 
St. Mary's, Shrewsbury. On the foundation in 1410 of the church 
of Battlefield, the chapel was annexed to that church, and seems to 
have fallen into disuse. Only a corner 01 its masonry remains, and 
it has been conjectured that the stonework of its windows was used 
up in Battlefield, as fch: nave windows there seem to be of a slightly 
earlier style than those of the chancel, but Dr. Cranage has shown 

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that this is unlikely. The house is of various dotes. The oldest 
part possibly goes back to about 1500. It is known to have been 
added to in 1560, and the stone part with its mullioned windows is 
of 1 60 1 , when it was built by Edward Hussey, the last Hussey to 
live there, apparently, as his two sons li\ed one at Coton, near 
Ruyton, and the other at Criggion, beyond Alberbury. The house 
was'fortified in 1642 for the King, as a protection from the raids of 
the Parliament garrison at Weill, and Richard Gough in his fflsto?y 
of Middle tells the story of its defence by Sergeant Preece, known 
as Scoggan. Gough says the garrison was withdrawn by request of 
Mr. Pelham Corbet, who feared the destruction of his buildings. 

From Albright Hussey the drive was continued past Preston 
Gobalds, which Uikes its name from Godebald the priest, who was 
here in 1086. It belonged to the Saxon church of St. Alkmund in 
Shrewsbury, and later was held by the Abbey of Lilleshall. The 
church has been rebuilt, with the exception of the east end of the 
south aisle, which is the chancel of the original church. It is 
possibly of 12th century date and contains a curious monumental 
slab, with an effigy, apparently of an ecclesiastic. There is also a 
very massive slab, which may once have been laid on a stone coffm, 
but seems too large for that purpose. The sundial, which bears the 
date of 1638, stands under a yew tree, on what looks like the base 
of the mediaeval churchyard cross. 


Lea Hall, the next stopping place, was in 1T90 the property of 
Reyner de Lee, the ancestor of the numerous branches of that 
family in Shropshire and elsewhere. The Lees remained here for 
many generations, but on marrying the heiress of the Burnells they 
moved to Acton Burnell and then to Langley. Sir Richard Lee, 
who died in 15.9 1, and whose stately alabaster tomb is in Acton 
Burnell church, seems to have be^n the builder of the present 
Lea Hall. The family, about 1660, ended in two heiresses, one of 
whom, Mary, married Edward Smythe, the ancestor of the present 
holder of Acton Burnell, and the other, Rachel, married Ralph 
Cleaton, son of Ralph Cleaton of Oneley. Her grandson, Richard 
Cleaton, left two daughters, one of whom married Watkin Wynne of 
Voelas, and left two daughters, the husband of one of whom sold 
Lea Hall to Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt Jones. The house was garrisoned 
in the Civil War, and seems to have sustained considerable damage. 
It was then the property of Sir Richard Lee, who suffered greatly 
for the Royal cause. Mr. and Miss Oakeley'very kindly showed 
the party the various points of interest, including rhe 1 6th century 
dovecote, with iis revolving ladder. We learn from dough's Middle 
that Lea Hall once possessed a windmill and a miller. 'I he present 
house is said to have been built in 1585, on the site of an earlier 
house, and traees have been found of extensive buildings, The 
sunny garden and wide view are strikingly pleasant. 



From Lea Mall the drive was continued to Myddle, where the 
members were met by the Rector, the Rev. S. A. Woohvard, who 
kindly acted as guide to the church and the remains of the castle, 
associated with Wild Humphrey Kynaston of Shropshire legends. 
The church was mainly rebuilt in 1744, and its fittings are almost 
wholly modern. The tower dates from i6}8, and there is a fine 
old chest that must have stood in the earlier church. There is a 
brass with the effigy of .Arthur Chambre of Petton, patron of 
Myddle, who died in 1564, and one with an inscription in memory 
of Ralph Kinaston, rector of Myddle, and chaplain to King James I., 
who died in 1629. The Manor of Myddle was held at Domesday 
by Rainald the Sheriff, but before 1165 it was in the hands of the 
first John le Strange, eight of whose name were in succession lords 
of the manor. In the time of Henry VII. it passed by marriage to 
Sir George Stanley. The Stanleys, Earls of Derbv, held it rather 
more than a century, and then sold it to the Lord Keeper Egerton. 
The castle was a fortified manor house, usually held by a constable, 
or castle keeper. It seems to have been built by John le Strange 
(V.), who received in 1308 the license to crenellate it. It was a 
square two storied building, with an inner court, but only a staircase 
turret now remains. 


After an interval for lunch, the party left Myddle for Loppington, 
where they were met by the Vicar, the Rev. J. Ollerhead, and by 
Miss Vaughan of Burlton. The manor of Loppington belonged in 
Saxon days to Wild Edric, whose bold stand against the Norman 
invader has caused him to be regarded as a national hero. It 
passed from his hands to those of Earl Roger de Montgomery. It 
was a large and valuable manor of five hides, including Burlton. 
In 1 190 it was held under the king by Alexander de Loppington, 
who gave the advowson ot the Church to the Canons of Wombridge. 
Apparently the vicar was left poorly paid, for in 1574 Bishop Robert 
de Stretton of Lichfield ordained carefully what tithes he should 
receive, and what were the duties of the canons as rectors. Possibly 
a good deal of rebuilding of the church took place at this date, as 
a great part of the fabric is of 14th century work, rather an unusual 
date among Shropshire parish churches. The church was fortified 
for the Parliament in 1643 and stormed and taken by the Royalists. 
Probably it suffered considerably, for the roofs seem to be of 17th 
century date, and the porch was built in 1656, The house adjoin- 
ing the churchyard is interesting, as having been dated 1628, but 
the figures are now indecipherable. 


From Loppington the cars found their way by various roads 
through the Shropshire lake country to Eliesmere church, where 
they were met by the Vicar, the Rev. K. G. Ellerton, who gave a 


very full and interesting account of the stately building. Thence 
the party drove through Cockshutt to the beautiful old house of 
Stanwardine-in-the-Wood, over which they were shown by kind 
permission of Mr. Hichens. 'J'hc moated site of the older house 
of the Hords and Kynastons lies below the present house, which 
was built about 1560 by Robert Corbet, who had married the 
heiress of the Kynastons. The Hords bought the manor in 1307 
horn the De Stanwardines, who had held it under the Fitz Alans 
since the end of the 12th century. The Corbels in turn, about 
i;oo, sold the estate to the Wynns of Wynnstay, and it now belongs 
10 Mrs. Cunliffe of Petton. The house shows signs of having been 
altered and added to in the 17th century, but it remains one of the 
most picturesque old mansions in the county. 


The last halt of the day was at Petton, where the members were 
most kindly received and entertained to tea by Mrs. Cunliffe. They 
visited the moated site of the old house, where Sir Peter Newton, 
the builder of the Council House, Shrewsbury, at one time lived. 
The church possesses two fine oak pillars, once in the Council 
House, which were found by Mrs. Cunliffe stored away, and for- 
gotten. The fabric dates mainly from 1727, but it contains a very 
fine pulpit, once in Wrexham church, dated 1635. The modern 
stained glass windows are unusually beautiful, both in colouring and 
design. After tea, Mrs, Cunliffe kindly showed the knight-templar's 
ring, found some years ago, and gave the party the benefit of some 
of her local knowledge. A whole afternoon might well have been 
spent in looking at the interesting pictures and china and other 
things in the house, or in wandering round the pleasant gardens, 
but time did not allow of more than a hasty glance at the rose 
garden, now in its full beauty. Several members had trains to 
catch in Shrewsbury, and the party regretfully rejoined the cars, 
which, took them homeward after a full and interesting day. 



Nov. 13, 1912— Rev. Prebendary Auden, F.S.A ., in the Chair. 

A letter from Mr. R. E. was read, stating that he had 
visited Sutton Church, and found it in a much better condition 
than on his previous visit. 

The thanks of the Council were given to Mr. Davies for his 
Report, and he was requested to ask Mr. Dease if he would kindly 
see to one or two small matters at the Church that still required 

The Rev. E. H, Gilchrist de Castro and the Rev. R, Jowett 
Burton were requested to inspect and report on a section ot Wat- 
ling Street near the Grove, Craven Arms, that was threatened with 
destruction in connection with the building of a new railway bridge. 

December 11, 1912— The Rev. Prebendary Auden, F.S.A., in 
the Chair. 

Some discussion took place as to the suggested sale of the Cup 
belonging to Tong Parish, and letters were rend from some absent 
members of the Council. The following memorandum was eventu- 
ally agreed upon and was carried unanimously :— 

"The Council are of opinion that, as a matter of general 
principle, any vessel given to a Church and used for sacred 
purposes should nut be alienated Circumstances may 
however occur when such a course is justifiable. In the 
Case of the so-called chalice belonging to Tong Parish 
there appear to be the following exceptional circum- 
stances:— (i) The vessel was not originally intended For 
sacred purposes (for which it is not adapted), but was 
almost certainly a secular drinking cup/ (2) It lias never 
been in general use as a sacred vessel It is at present 
useless to the Parish, being kept tor safety in a strong 
room elsewhere. (3) An unexpected opportunity has 
occurred of disposing of it for a large sum, with a promise 
of an exact replica. ( t ) The Parish is in great need ol 
help both for improving the income of the Clergyman, and 
lor the maintenance ol the Chinch fabric and Services 



On the other hand the Council cannot contemplate with satis- 
faction the selling of the vessel in question to an unknown 
collector, without conditions is to its future destination 
and use. 

The Council are also of opinion that if the Living is increased 
by this means the Patronage should pass out of private 
into public hands. 

January S, 191 3— The Rev. Prebendary Auden, F.S.A., in the 

A letter from Mr. H. D. Greene was read, as to a tumulus on 
his estate. 

February 12, 1913 — The Rev. C. H. Dvinkwater, M.A., in the 

There was no business of general interest. 

March 12, 1913— The Rev. Prebendary Auden, F.S. A., in the 

The question of asking gentlemen in various parts of the County 
to act as Local Secretaries was discussed and approved. 

The Assistant-Secretary was instructed to convey the hearty con- 
gratulations of the Council to the Rev, D. H. S. Cranage, upon the 
degree of Doctor of Letters being conferred upon him by the 
University of Cambridge. 

April 9, 1913 -The Rev. Prebendary Auden, F.S. A., in the 

Miss Chitty, of Han wood Rectory, Shrewsbury, was elected a 
member of the Society. 

It was decided to hold the Annual Excursion in the first fortnight 
of July in the Lllesmere district. The Chairman, the Rev. E. H. 
Gilchrist de Castro, and Mr. R. E. Davies were appointed a Sub- 
Committee to arrange details. 

May 14, 19/3— The Rev. Prebendary Auden, F.S. A., in the 

The Rev. Robert Catterall of the Rectory, Church Stretton, was 
elected a member of the Society. 

It was decided to issue the Volume of Transactions for the cur- 
rent year in two thicker parts, instead of the usual number ol three. 

XVI 11 

June 11, WIS — The Rev. Prebendary Auden, F.S.A., in the 

The Chairman and the Rev. E. H. Gilchrist de Castro were 
appointed Delegates to the Congress of Arc.ueological Societies, 

September 10, 1913— The Rev. Prebendary Auden, F.S.A. in the 

The Rev. E H. Gilchrist de Castro reported that he had atten- 
ded the Congress of Archaeological Societies in June last, and gave a 
short account of the proceedings. 

Mr. Clive Phillips-Wolley, F.R.C.S., of Somenos, B.C., Canada, 
was elected a member of the Society. 

A letter was read from Mr. H. E. Forrest, asking for the loan of 
two or three blocks to illustrate his new hook on the "Old Houses 
of Wenlock." The application was granted, but Mr. Forrest was 
to be asked to lend some of his blocks in return, if they should be 
required to illustrate the Transactions. 

The Rev. W- G. D. Fletcher reported that the Hon. Mrs. Feild- 
ing had kindly offered to index the current Volume of Transactions 
without any fee, Miss Macleod being ill and unable to do the work 
this year. 

The Annual General Meeting was fixed for Wednesday, October 
8th, in the Music Hall. The Chairman stated that Lord Barnard 
had promised to preside. 

November 12, 1013 — The Rev. Prebendary Auden, F.S.A. , in 
the Chair. 

500 Copies of the Gu : de to Uriconium were ordered to be 

W. E. Gough, Esq., of Glenmore House, Dawley, and Isaac 
Marshall, Esq., of Sarnesfield Court, Weobley, Herefordshire, were 
elected memoers of the Society. 

The question of the printing of the Transactions was discussed, 
and dissatisfaction was expressed at the delay in. printing the first 
Part of the current Volume. 





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Transcribed, with Introduction and Notes by the 
Rev. R. C. PURTON, M.A. 

The foF.owirig transcript is taken from one of Blake- 
way's MSS. in the Bodleian (MS. 3 fol. 67b.) The list is of 
interest including many important estates 111 Shropshire, 
.tn. 1 will be of some value to those who endeavour to trace 
i he ownership of land in that county at the beginning of the 
seventeenth century. 

Most of the Manors here mentioned were held at the time 
nf Domesday by Rainald the Sheriff. His lands lay in 
in.. st of the Hundreds, more especially in that of "Mersete," 
I ur filths of which was in his hands, including its "caput" 
Maesbury, where he built the Castle afterwards known as 
< Kwestry Castle. By grant of Henry I. these vast estates 
Acre transferred to Alan, ancestor of the great house of Fitz- 
al'an. Philip. Earl of Arundel, territorial lord of Oswestry, 
died in the Tower in 1595, and in 1603 James I- granted the 
1 ordship, Manor and Castle of Oswestry to Philip's hall 
brother, Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, who in 1(324, 
»old "all that Lordship, Manor and Castle of Oswestrie" to 
Dame Elizabeth Craven. 

The date therefore of this list cannot be earlier than 1 603 

later than 1624; but John Cole therein mentioned died 
161 P5, so that it may presumably be placed before that 
sear. Roughly it is 300 years old. 

A few notes relative to the manors and their respective 
holders are added by way of elucidation, and for conveni- 
ence the paragraphs are numbered. 

A note of tenures belonging to Oswestre and to the 
Earle of Suffolk, from Carte's MSS. 111 bibl. Bodl. 
1 Roger Hawton ar. the manor of Becbery per dimid. 
leod. mil. 

Vol, III.. 4 th Series, A 


errye ar. \ 

} Rossal, TaQflon and Henton 
gen. J -> 

Gray ar 

Roger Hawlen gt. Ryton juxta Beckbury per dim id 
food. mil. 

2. Bonnham Norton ar. Aston Dotterel] per I f. m. 

3. — heirs of Detton and Inp;re. . . . per dim. f. m. 

4. Andrew Charlton and Bridgema-ri; Aston Ayre, alias 

Wheateon Aston per 1 f. m. 

5. Edw. Cressett ar. Upton Cressett per dim. fc"od. mil. 

6. Edmund Wilde mil. Ewden Burnele per dim. f. m. 

7. Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury Tassey per dim. f. m. M. 

Criddon dim. 

8. Walt. Acton ar. Adberry per dim. f. m. Upton dim 

9. Robt. Purslowe mil. Fullswarden per 4 part f. m. 

10. Ed. Kinaston mil. Hund. de Bradford. 

11. Walter St en- 
John Cole 
per 1 f. in. M. de Berwick ] f. 

12. Rie. Hussey mil. ighton Hussey per dim. f. m. 

13. — Bannaster Hadnale and Harestoai per dim f. m. 

14. Vincent Corbet mil. Hopton per 4 pt. 1 f. m. 

15. Rob. Vernon Mardiumley per 4 p f. m. 
Rob. Vernon mil. Aspley per 4 p. f. m. 

16. Humph. Lea ar. Staunton Rod en and Preston per di. 

f. m. 

17. Will. Whitmore ar. Higford Apley Norton per 4 pt. 

f. m. 

18. Ed. Littleton } v ■ 

^ , T - Tongf land per dim. 1. 111 

Ed. J. aeon J & 1 

19. Heires of Morris Ludlowe ar. Brocton per di f. m. 

20. Thos. Lord EHesmere Mudley per 3 f m. 

21. Th. Piggott ar. Chetwynd cum membris per. 2 f. m. 

viz. Stocton, Peuelsdon and Nelurton Sambroke 
Bcardston Halle and Parkstay. 

22. John Barker ar. Rodingtoii per 8 pt. f. m. 

23. Hen. Wallopp mil. Eaton Constantino per 1 f. m. 

24. Robert Hussey and) ar. Leighton and Garmeston per 
Rich. Leighton j 1 f. m. 

2^. Ed. Scriven ar. Frbdsley per 4 pt. f. m. 

26. Roger and John Earmer. Eaton Mascot t per dim. f. ni. 

27. Humphrey Brugges, Kemberton per dm. f. in. 



H) Heires oJ Morns Ludlow, Estopp per dun. f. m. 
;S. Vincent Corbel mil. Heyhatten per dun. f. m. 
»»] [ohn Barker. Withington per di. f. m. 

Vincent Corbel mil. With ford per dim. f. m. 
15] Rob. Vernon mil. Rowton and El war dine per di. f. m. 
2ij. John Lewson mil Shyriffhall and Burlaton or Burley 

Acton per 1 f. m. 
;<». Th. Corbett ar. Stanwarden per 4 pt. f. in. 
;i. Heires of Rich. Thornes ar. Shelfalke Wbllaston and 
Wicke and — Younge ar. xVcton and Webston per di. 
f. m. 

jj. Heires of Rich. Thornes ar. Berington per di. f. m. 
Humph. Lea ar. 

; Edw. Luttwich ar Lutwich per dim. f. rii. 

; j. E!iz. Foster \ id. Harlescott i messuag. 

55. h'hn Hayward mi!. .Aston Pigot p. 1 f. m. 

5(1. Ed. Jones ar. Son ford and Osselston dim. f. m. Ed. 
Jones ar. Aston Wod'rtoh Twyford and Bromehurst 
1 f. in.. I 
John Cotes ar. Woodcote and Lyndon di. f. m. 

5S. The L<>rd Elesmere Morton per 4 pt. f. m. Knock in, 
Xorthslepc, Dovaston, Masbroke, Kynaston. Osbas- 
lon, Morton. 2 f. in. Hampton and Colcniere- 1 f. m. 


Roger Haughton was the son of John Haughton, who 
pit ft based Beckbury in l 578 from his kinsman John 
(ire)*, whose ancestor Robert Grey (son of Reginald 
Lord Grey of Ruthin) married Eleanor, daughter and 
heir of Humphrey Lowe of Enville and Beckbury, 
descended from Petronella- daughter and heir oi 
John de Beckbury. Beckbury subsequently passed 
into the possession of Sir Richard Astley of Pat- 
shull. Duke's "Antiquities of Salop" states that 111 
3;, Ed. 111., Mary, wife of John le Strange of Whit- 
church, died seized of Beckbury. and that in 31 Hen- 
VI., it was held by John Talbot, first Earl of Shrews 


(2.) Aston was held from a remote period by the family 
which gave it its distinctive title. The senior line 
ended in an heiress, Agnes, wife of Thomas Striven 
of Frodcslcy. Botercll Scriven was baptized and 
buried at Aston Botterell in 1582, and William Bot- 
terelh Esq., was buried there in 1585. The Estate 
must have passed shortly after to Bonham Norton, 
the King's Printer (1565 — 1625). who purchased 
several estates in the neighbourhood. He married 
Jalnc, daughter of Judge Thomas Owen of Con- 
dover, and seems to have had a house at 
Church Strctton. 

(3.) Detton (ancient)' Dodington), in the parish of Neen 
Savage, was held by the Dettons from very eardy 
times. In the Proceedings of the Committee for 
Compounding we have the petition of Susan, widow 
of George Detton. reciting that Thomas Emerson 
and others had in 1627 and 1634 granted to her late 
husband and to her children, Thomas and Anne, for 
£250, an annuity of ^20 on Detton Manor, pur- 
chased by Henry Englefield- who was sequestrated. 
Detton \was subsequently purchased by Humphrey 
Greenowes of Sutton Maddock. whose daughter was 
wife of John Congreve and mother of William Con- 
greve, M.D., of Detton. 

(4.) Andrew Charlton of Apley, was descended from Sir 
Alan de Charlton, whose wife was Margery, daug- 
tcr and co-heir of Hugh Fitzaer of Aston 
Andrew's elder brother, William, left a daughter and 
heir, Elizabeth, married to Edward Bridgeman. who. 
with his wife, was suspected of recusancy in 1591. 

(5.) Edward Cressett was baptized at Stanton Lacy 111 
1586, being son of Francis Cressett of that place. 
He succeeded to the Upton estate on the death of 
his kinsman, Richard Cressett, in 1 60 1. He was 
descended from Constance, daughter and heir of 
John dc Upton. 

(6.) Sir Edmund Wylde was the son of Thomas Wylde of 
Gla/oley (oh. r 599), whose half-brother, Robert, was 
of The Commander)', Worcester. On the att. under 


of Francis. Lord Lovel, Eudon Burncll was granted 
to Sir John Savage. Another Sir John Savage was 
Lord of Ludon in 1595. but Thomas Wylde must 
have acquired the Manor very soon after. Sir Ed- 
mund Wylde was Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1620, 
and died while in office, being buried at Kempsey 
in that count}', where he held the Rectory Manor 
under the Dean and Chapter. His only surviving 
son, Edmund, died without issue in 1695. when his 
Shropshire estates passed to his distant relations, 
the Wyldcs of The Commandcry. 

(7.) Tasley was not one of Rainald's Manors, being parcel 
of the Manor of Morville, but the ovcrlordship was 
later vested in the Fitzalans. Crfddon, in Chetton 
parish, estimated a manor- had before 1687 passed 
to the Cressetts of Upton- According to Duke's 
Antiquities the Earl of Arundel held a Knight's fee 
in Tasley in 22. Rich. II. (1398), and in 21, Hen. VI. 
(1442), Richard Lege! leased all his right and title 
in the manor to Sir John Talbot. Knt, son of John. 
Earl of Shrewsbury. 

(8.) Walter Aston of Aldenham (ob. 1630), must have quite 
recently acquired the Manor of "Adberry," which 1 
take to be Oldbury, near Bridgnorth, for Arthm 
Robsart (who bought it in 1566 from John Walpole ol 
Houghton), sold it to Robert Greene in 1578. Old 
bury is stifl in the possession of the Actons. 1 do 
not know which "Upton" is here intended. 

(9.) Sir Robert Purslowe was Sheriff of Shropshire in [609, 
his 'principal seat being at Sidbury, adjoining which 
was the small Manor of Fulwardine. 

(10.) Sir Edmund Kynaston seems to have succeeded the 
Ferrers family, who, for some generations, were 
hereditary bailiffs of the Hundred of Bradford. 

(11.) "Up" Rossall was one of Rainald's Manors, but the 
Stury family were seated at "Down" Rossall, winch 
they held under St. Chad's till the dissolution. Wal- 
ter Stury died in 1C23, and his son, Carew Stury, 
left co-heiresses, who sold Rossall in 1O50. John 
Cole of Rossall, was connected with the Isle. lb- 
died in 1614-5. Vakedon (or Jagdoli) in the [Kirisli 


of Fit/, was anciently held by the Rossals under the 
Earl of Arundel. Thomas Cole of Yagdon Fane. 
Esq., was buried at Fit/, in 1O48, and is probably the 
Thomas Cole of Fen ton, gent,, whose daughter, 
Elizabeth- was baptized at Fit/ in 1O0O. Berwick 
is apparently Berwick Mavesin, one of Rainald's 
manors; but 1 have not traced its connection with the 
above families, beyond the fact that Blanche, daugh- 
ter of John Stury of RossalL married William 
YYhitcombe of Berwick. Henton, according to Mr. 
Eyton, is Welsh Hampton, near Ellesmere, and also 
once the property of the De Rossall family. 

(12.) The Hussey family were of Albright Piussey as early 
as 1 165. Sir Richard was dead in 1638. when Dame 
Mary, his widow, sold the manor to Pclham Corbet. 
A branch of the family remained at Upper Berwick. 

(13.) Philip Banaster, Esq., of Hadnall, was buried 
at Middle in 1605, and. if he is here referee! to (and 
he appears to have been the last of the Banasters 
there), it has some bearing on the date of the list of 
tenures- Richard Go ugh, c- 1700. in his history of 
Myddlc, refers to the "honorable family" of 
Banaster of Hadnall. 

(14.) Hopton Castle was not one of Rainald's manors, but 
was later held under the Barony of Chin. Hopton 
came to the Corbets through the heiress of the Flop- 
tons. Sir Vincent died in 1622. J do not, however, 
understand his connection with Hopton here, in view 
of the fact that his elder brother, Andrew, had left a 
daughter and heir, Elizabeth, wife of Sir Henrv 
Wallop (ob. 1O24), who was of Hopton. and whose son, 
Robert, sold it in 1655 to Bartholomew Beale- There 
is a hamlet called Hopton, near Hodnet; and another 
of the same name near Xcss. 

(15.) Marchamley, with its member, Espley. was one of 
Rainald's manors. John de Espley transferred his 
estates to the Hodnets, through whom they passed 
to the Fudlows, and so to the Venions. Sir Robert 
died in 1025. 

(K'i.) Stanton on the Mine Heath. Rodcn (in High Frcall , 
and Preston Boats (in Upton Magna), all came to the 


Lea family by the marriage of Petronella, daugh- 
ter and heir of Stephen de Stanton, with Thomas do 
la Lec. ancestor of the Lees of Langley. Hum- 
phrey Lee was created a Baronet in 1620. His son, 
Sir Richard, left two daughters, his co-heirs, one of 
whom took the Acton Burnell and Langley estates 
to the. Smythes, while her sister took Lea Hall, in 
the parish of Preston GubbaMs to the Cleaton 

(17.) William Whitmore purchased the Apley estate and 
died in 1648. Higford, Apley and Norton are all in 
Stockton parish. 

(18.) Thonglands (in Munsfow), came to the Littletons 
through foan, daughter and co-heir of Sir John 
Burlev. wife of Sir Thomas Littleton, whose third son, 
Thomas Littleton of Spetchley, was father of John 
Littleton, Rector of Munslow, who devised lands in 
Thonglands to his second son, Edward (afterwards 
of Henley), father of the Lord Keeper. Edward 
Lacon of Thonglands. died 1637. The family re- 
mained there for many generations. 

(19.) Morris Ludlow (buried at Shipton in 1 595)^ vva5 the 
second son of Lawrence Ludlow of Moor House, and 
heir to his elder brother, Thomas. He was lord of 
Holgate in right of his wife, Mary, widow of Henry 
Cresset. He left no issue, being succeeded at Moor 
House by his nephew Thomas (son of Rowland', 
whose son George (ob. 1670"), married Katherme. 
daughter of Robert Powell of the Park, and had 
several children, of whom the eldest son, George 
Ludlow of Moor House (1626-1677), by Hester, 
daughter of Sir Adam Littleton, left four daughters 
Brockton is in Stanton Long. 

(20.) Mudley, i.e., Middle, was held by Le Strange till the 
reign of Henry VII.. when it passed by marriage to 
Stanley, who sold it to Egerton (Lord EHesmere. 
(-].) Chetwynd was held by Turold at Domesday, but ten 
of his fifteen manors afterwards came to the Kit/ 
alans. The Pigott family became possessed of Chet- 
vvyr.d, through the heiress of Peshall (representing 
the Chetwynds), and they continued here till Robert 



Pigott sold the estate in 1779. Thomas Pigott died 
in 1 620. Nelurton is Ellerton (in Cheswardine), a 
member of Sambrook and with it of Chetwynd. 
Stockton is in Longford, Bearstone in Woore. 
Pulestone (Pevelsdon) in Ghetwyncl 
(22.) The Canons of Haughmond had an interest in Rod- 
ington, and John Barker is. I suppose, the eldest sou 
of Rowland Barker of Haughmond. He died hi 
161 S, and was succeeded by his brother Walter. 
(23-)Eyton states that the Fitz-Alans were mesne lords of 
the major part of the estates of the De Constantines. 
Eaton was held in 1474 by Sir Robert Corbet of 
Moreton. Sir Henry Wallop married a Corbet 
heiress, and lived at Poynton, near High Ercall. 
(24.) Robert Hussev of Leightpn, was the son of Edward 
Hussey of Albright Hussev- by his third wife. 
Isabella Poyncr. Richard Leighton of Leigh tqn, died 
in 1632. His grandson. Richard, left co-heiresses, 
of whom Sarah was the wife of Thomas Kinnerslev. 
(25.) Frodesley was held by a Saxon owner at Domesday, 
but later the HunoMs held it under Fitzalan. The 
heiress of Hunold carried the manor to the Scrivens 
Edward Scriven (1549-1631), was father of Thomas 
Scriven (1594-1043", whose son Richard left a daug- 
ter and heir Margaret, wife of Roger Whitley of 

(26.) Both Roger and John Farmer of Eaton Mascott, "dis- 
claimed" in 1623. There are many entries relating 
to this family in the Berrington Registers, and John 
Farmer appears to have been buried there in 1 03 3 . 
and Roger in 1637. 
(27.) Humphrey Briggs of Ernestry. married Anne, daugh- 
ter and co-heir of Robert Moreton of Haughton, near 
which place is Kemberton. He was created a 
Baronet. He was buried at Shifna r in 1026. 
(28.) High Hatton, in the parish of Stanton on Hine 
Heath, was a manor of the Corbets of Tasley. Roger 
Corbet in !2^s held it by service of an armed horse 
man for jo days at Oswestry Castle. 
(2 0 Withington was not one of Rainald's manors, but a. 
moiety of it was afterwards held by die Fit /alms 



Haughmond Abbe)' had an interest here, which pre 
sumahly accounts for the tenure of of John Barker, 
already mentioned. 

[28.) Little Withiford was pail of Shawbury, one ol 
Corbet's manors; but Great Withiford was Ramald's 
manor, and at tin's period belonged to the Charltons. 
15.) Rowtori and Ellerdine, in High Ercall. passed by pur- 
chase from Le Strange to Ludlow (1294), and so bv 
inheritance to the Vernohs, 1 cannot, however, trace 
the connection of these manors with Fitzalan. 

(29.) Shcrift hales was in early days held by the Trussells, 
whose line ended with Elizabeth, wife of John de 
Yere. Earl of Oxford, whose son sold his manor to 
James Leveson. who also purchased Burlaughton, 
part of the possessions of Lille shall Abbey. 

(30.) Thomas Corbet of Stanwardine, was the son of Robert 
Corbet (son of Roger of Moreton) by Jane, daug ti- 
ter and co-heir of Thomas Kynaston of Walford and 

(31.) Shelvock appears to have been originally a berewick 
of Wykey Manor, but afterwards was the more im- 
port place. Tt w^as not one of Rainald's posr 
sessions. but passed to Fitzalan in 1102. The 
Thornes family were here in \\/(). In 1599 Richard 
Thornes purchased a third part of the manor of 
Ruyton from George Younge, Esq., heir of Thomas, 
Archbishop of York, who had bought it from the 
Earl of Arundel in 1567. 

(32.) There is evidently a mistake in the next entry. The 
"heirs of Richard Thornes" (plainly written twice 
over in error) had no connection with Berrington, 
while the Lee family possessed it from early times 

(33.) Edward Lutwvche of Lutwyche, died in 16 14. 

(34.) Elizabeth Moreton of Haughton, sister of Anne, wife 
of Humphrey Briggs, married George Forster or 
Foster. She may possibly be this Elizabeth foster, 
widow 7 . 

(35.) Sir Rowland Hayward in 1500 bought land at Cound 
from Henry, Earl of Arundel. Acton Pigott in 
Cound parish owned the Lit/ Alans as overlords, 
Aston Pigot. near \Vorthen, was held under the Cot* 


bets of Cans, and after them under the Lord Stafford 
Sir John Hayward, son of Sir Rowland, sold his 
Cound estate in 1622. 

On the attainder of Sir William Stanley in 1494, the 
manors of San ford (Sand ford) and Osselston (Wool- 
ston) in West Felton, were forfeited to the Crown 
In 16 1 3 James [. granted them to Edward [ones, son 
of William Jones, alderman of Salop. This seems 
to fix the date of the List of Tenures at 1 614. Ed- 
ward Jones died in 1648. His connection with Aston 
and Twyford dates from iOoi. 

John Cotes of Woodcote and Lynn, was Sheriff in 1O14, 
and entered his pedigree at the visitation of 1623. He 
died jo December. 1625. He was sixth in descent 
from Humphrey Cotes, who acquired the manor of 
Woodcote and Lynn earl}- in the fifteenth century. 
Woodcote was held at Domesday by Robert fitz Tet- 
bald, who had a Saxon tenant Tochi. It was early held 
by a family named de Woodcote. In the fourteenth 
century William Rondulf of Newport purchased the 
estate; but as the result of a lawsuit one Edmund de 
Morton recovered two-thirds of the manor. The Mor- 
tons and Rondulf s probably alienated to Humphrey 
Cotes. The manor is still part of the possessions of 
the Cotes family. 

In 43 Eliz. 1600) Sir Thomas Egerton, afterwards 
Baron Ellesmerc, bought the manor of Colemere, 
Hampton. Ellesmerc, and other property ol the Le 
Strange family in that neighbourhood. 




(Continued from 4th Scries, Volume II., page 132.) 

[p. 3946.3 

Anno (Walter Pateshull was a draper in Shrewsbury, 

1 710. (and son of Thomas Pateshull of Weston, co. 
Stafford. He was admitted of the Drapers' Company in 

Arms : Azure, on a chevron argent, between 3 hearts Or, 
as many escallop shells Gules. 

1711. WillUM Turner was a draper in Shrewsbury, 
and was thus connected : — 

[Arms : Ermines on a cross argent quarter-pierced of the 
field, 4 fer de moulins sable. — O. and 13.] 

William Turner of Wellington, tanner.— 


\\ illiam Turner of Shrewsbury, droper. Appren-^IIannah, sister and coheir of 
liced in the Drapers' Co. in 16SS. Admitted a Francis Blithe of Allesley, 
Burgess 9th Feb., 1703-4, Mayor in 17 1 1. co. Warwick. Buried at St. 
Buried at St. Chad's in 1743, aged 70, Chad's in 176S, aged S4. 

John Turner, aged 4 Ann, mar. Ralph Browne of Bent- Margaret, Hannah, j 

months 9th Feb., hall, Esq., who died s. p. 9th May, bur. at St. bur. at 1 

1703-4. Buried at St. 1763, and left the Benthall Es- Chad's in S.Chad's! 

C nad's in 1723, aged tate to his widow. She died 19th 1726, in 1764, j 

*9- March, 1767, aged 62, and left \ aged 12. aged 51. 

the Benthall Estate to her brother 



iam Turner, junr., of Shrewsbury, draper. =f Elizabeth, dau. and coheir of 

Mayor of Shrewsbury in 1 742 (youngest son) 
Apprenticed to his father in 1726. 

Vol. 111.. 41 \\ Series, 

Thomas Robinson ot Ches- 
ter, Goldsmith. 



Lucia, ciau. ofy-Francis Turner. Apprenticed k-— -Martha, sister of Brooke 
Thomas Hasle- I his father in 1725, afterwards Forester of Willey, Esq. 
wood of Wick, I Francis Turner Blithe of Shrews* (2nd wife), married igtii 
near Pershore. | hury, draper, alter of Whitley, March, 1759. 
j Mar. 1st Noy., \ near Shrewsbury, Esq Sheriff—Jane Elizabeth Crawley of 
1746 (1st wife), j of Shropshire in 1755. Sworn a Bath (3rd wife). Married 
I Burgess and Assistant 27th 
I June, 1732, Mayor in 17^4. 

in 1767. She re-married 
in Any., 1770, William 
Yelverton Davenport, Esq, 

Francis Turner 
1st husband. 

Lucia Tinner, heir=pRev. Edward Harries, M.A., of 
to her father. Mar. j Cruckton. Rector of Hanwood, 
to Mr. Harries at ! and Vicar of Cleobury Mor- 
St. Chad s, 1st Oct-. 1771. | timer. 2nd husband. 


See the Pedigree of Harries of Cruckton at page 634. 

[P- 3947-] 

Anno (Jonathan Scott,— Nephew of Jonathan Scott, 

1712. \who was Mayor in 16S9. See page 3932. 

[Arms : Gules 3 Catharine wheels or 2 and r,— O. and B." 

1713. Edward Jones — Was an ironmonger in Shrews- 
bury, and was thus connected : — 

Arms : Gules 3 chevronels Argent. 

Ellis Jones of Nannau, co. Merioneth, Gent.,-^ 
in the Parish of Llanvachreth. | 

Edward Jones of Shrewsbury, ironmonger.- 
Admitted of the Mercers, etc. Co. 14th 
Oct., 1618. Admitted a Burgess 8th 
Sept., 1620. Buried at St. Chad's, 22nd 
March, 1666. 


Griffith Jones of the Parish of.— 
Llanvachreth, co. Merioneth, 

Samuel Jones, only son. 
Admitted of the Mercers' 
Co., 5th June, 1648. 
Buried at St. Chad's, 16th 
Oct , 1656. 


Hugh Jones of Shrewsbury, iron-=j=Mary. Buried 
monger. Admitted (with his son) ' at St. Chad's, 
a Burgees 2*;th Sept. . 5674 Bur. I 28th Oot.,i( o5. 
at St. Chad's, j 7 1 li Sept., 1695. I 


Edward Jones of ShrtWhbiuv. iron-^ 
monger, aged 5 years on 25th Sept. ! 
1674. Was apprenticed to his | 
father 1st June, 1679. Sworn Bur- ! 
gess and Assistant in 1697, Mayor | 
in 171.V Died 5th April, 1744, 
aged 75. 


: Barbara. 
Died 5th 

Thomas Jones 
Bapt. at St. 
Chad's, loth 
Fek, 107 1. 
Buried there 
iSth Aug., i6;2, 

Mary (aged 9 
months 25th 
Sept , 1674). 
Bapt. at St. 
Chad's. I2lh 
Dec, if>7?. 


a ! 

Hugh Jones of Shrewsbury, ironmonger. =pElizabeth, dan. and heir of Michael 

Admitted of the Mercers' Co , 29th 
May, 1 7 1 9. Sworn a Burgess in 172L 
Bapt. at St. Chad's, 14th July, 1697. 
Died 9th June, 1740, aged 43. Buried 
at The Abbey, Shrewsbury, 12th June, 
1740. . 

Myddelton, Gent , of the Parish .of 
Chirbury (See Pedigree page 1 133). 
Married at The Abbey, 8th Dec., 
1720. Died 24th May, 1 74 1 , aged 
44. Buried at The Abbey. 


Elizabeth Jones, born 17th Nov.. 1724. ^Humphrey Sandford of The Isle, Esq. 
Died 27th Nov.. 1702. Buried at St. j Sheriff of Shropshire in 1752. 
Mary's, Shrewsbury. (Sole heir). 

See Pedigree of Sandford at page 1490. 

[p. 394S]; 

Anno [ James Blake way was. there is no doubt, of the 
1 714. 1 same stock as John Blakeway who was Bailiff in 

1 0 1 5. Mr. Blakeway was a Mercer in Shrewsbury, and his 

connections are hereunder stated : — 

(See page 3894 and see History of Shrewsbury, Vol. II.. 

P- 384). 

[Arms : Argent on a bend engrailed 3 besants. — O. and B.^ 

Kirhard Blakeway of Cronkhill, sherman, was admitted a Burgess^ 
of Shrewsbury 22nd February. 1507. , j 

Ko^er Blakeway of Cronkhill, gent.^ Joan mar. William Jones of Chilton. 

■ j 

, ' ' ~ I I 

Richard Blakeway=f Joan mar. Roger Jukes Rose mar. George Ridley 
of Cronkhill. of Downton, gent. of Broughton, gent. 

Richard Blakeway of Berrington, William Blakeway of Berrington, 
1602. i gent. 

p ! I I 

Robert Thomas Blakeway, =f= Robert Blakeway of Berrington, gent, 
blakeway. 1623. j Admitted a Burgess 4th Oct., 1662. 

I ,| 

1 nomas Blakeway of Withington, ^-Margaret, daw. of James Blakeway of-p 

Co. Salon, rent . had been nre- Robert Allestree of Preston Boats. | 

Uppington, gent. 

She married 2ndly | 

the Rev. Oswald Samuel Blakeway. 

Smyth, M.A. Apprenticed in the 
Drapers' Co. in 

Salop, gent., had been pre- 
viously of Cronkhill. Buried at 
Wi thing ton, 28th April, 1679. 


a I 

James Blakeway of Shrewsbury, mercer. Bapt. at Withington,=j=Mary. 
5th Jan., 1669-70. Admitted a Burgess 2gth Sept., 1694. 
Admitted of the Mercers' Co nth April, i6gj. Mayor in 1714. 

James Blake way 
at St. Chad's 
SeDt., 1702. 



Mary, bapt. at St. Chad s, 
15th Aug., 1697. Buried 
at St. Chad's in 1777, 
aged 80. 

Henry Blakeway of Shrewsbury, mercer, Bapt. 
at St. Chad's, 15th Oct., 1694. Sworn a 
Burgess 29th Nov., 1721, Butied at St. Chad's 
in 1765, aged 70. 

Margaret, bapt. at St 
12th Sept., 1699. 


Chad s, Abigail, md. 
Jefson, buried at St. 
Chad's in 1791, aged 
87, Bapt. there 6th July, 1704. 

Edward Blakeway op 
Withington, yeoman. 
Bapt. there 17th April, 
1665. Admitted a 
Burgess 9th May, 

of Richard 
Brown of 


Rev. Richard Blakeway, =\ 
M.A., student of Christ j 
Ch., Vicar of High Ercall, 1 
and Official of St. Mary's, j 
Shrewsbury (second son), | 
Died in 17 17. Bapt. at j 
Withington, 19th Feb., 


Mary, mar 
gent. She 
died in 
July, 1739- 


Ann, mar, Rev. 
Lawrence Gard- 

Edward Blake way^f 
of Broseley, gent 

Rev. Ricnard=f= Hannah Rycroft. 
Blakeway of j Married at St. 

Cotwall, par. 
High Ercall. 

Chad's, 5th May, 

j Richard Blakeway, M.D., of Broseley, 
i Fellow of St. John's Coll , Cambridge. 

Died in 17S1. Will dated 25th Feb., 


Edward Blakeway-pSarah. dau, of 
of Shrewsbury, I Thomas Leeof 
draper. Mayor in | Wroxetcr.gcnt. 
1 755, afterwards of ! Married in 
Broseley. Appren- 1749. 
ticcd to the Drapers' Co. in 1737, 

Catherine, mar. Joseph Prestwich, 


Richard Blakeway ot Broseley, 
marble mason, 1S14. 


Ann, born 
and died 
in 1697. 


born in 
died un- 

Thomas Blakeway, 
ob. infans 1726. 
Bur. at St. Mary's. 

Thomas Blakeway of Shrewsbury ,^=Ann, dau. of Ralph 
gent. Bapt, at Withington, 6th [ Adams of Shrews- 
July, 1693, Sworn a Burgess 30th j bury. She died 
Nov., 17 2 1 (an Attorney). Buried I Feb., 1766, and had 
at St. Mary's in 1748, aged 55. | been wite first of 

I Edward Mucklc- 
I ~~ " " ston, gent. 

Thomas Blakeway. —Ann, dau. of 
Bur. at St. Mary's, Rowland Morris. 
1766, aged 37. Buried at St. Mary's 
Will dated 28th in 17S9. 
April, 1766. 


1 a 

Richard Blakcway of- 
Liverpool, bom in 


James Blakcway of 
Boats. Sworn a Bur- 
gess 2 1 st March, 

Eleoner mar. 
Richard Mor- 


Mary mar. 



Edward Blakcway went to America. Peter Blakeway. 

1 I I 

Ann, married Edward Blakeway=pElizabeth Cartvvright Susanna, marnea 

Robert Bleaze of Withington, I of Withington. Mar- Joseph Gardner, 
gent. I ried Sept., 1729. 

I.' . . J J 

Eleanor Richard Blakeway of \\ ithington.=r Esther Thomas Edward 

Born in 1730. Sworn a Burgess } Gittins died un- died un- 

10th Aug., 1753. Afterwards of married. married. 



Edward Blakeway of Shrewsbury, Mercer, 
Sworn a Burgess 27th July, 178 1. Bur. at 
St. Chad's in 17S4, aged 28. Died unmar 


Mary married Edward Tipton of 
Shrewsbury, grocer, at St. 
Julian's. 28th Aug., 17S7. 

Vryphena (youngest 
dan.) Died 6th Jan., 
1809, aged 94. 

Peter Blakcway of Shrewsbury.==Dorothy, only daughter 

surgeon. Born in 1707. Sworn 
a Burgess 6th Oct-, 1774- P*ied 
12th June, 1794, aged 87. 

of Joshua Johnson, who 
was one of the Masters 
of the Free School, 
died in 1792. 

Rev. Edward Blakeway, M, A. —Mercy, eldest 
Born 5th Feb., 1736-7 (Mayer dau. of John 
of Shrewsbury 1793. Sworn a 
Burgess Cth (Jet. , 1774. Minis- 
ter of St. Mary's. Died 17th 
Feb., 1793. (Sec History of 
Shrewsbury, Vol. II., p. 384). 

Brickdale of 
Knowle, co. 
Married Sept. 
3, 1764. Died 
13th August, 

Joshua Blakeway- 
of Shrewsbury, 
draper, appren- 
ticed in the Dra- 1 
pers' Co. 1756. I 
Sworn Burgess & I 
Assistant 31st j 
Aug, 1770. Mayor I 
in 17S0. Died 17th j 

j 2nd dau. 
I of John 

Brickd ale 

01 Knowle. 

Died 26th 



Dec, 1806, aged 66. 


Joshua Blake- 
way was ap- 
prenticed to 
his father in 
the Drapers' 
Co. in 17S7. 



Rev. John Brickdale Blakeway, 
NLA., li The Historian of 
Shrewsbury." Minister of St. 
Mary's. Sworn a Burgess 30th 
March, 1796, aged 60, s.p. Had 
been apprenticed in the Drapers 
Co. to his father on 17th Jan., 

-Mary Elizabeth, 
dau. of Thomas 
Wilkiesen, Esq., 
of Amsterdam. 

Mar. in 1797 (7 tn 
Dec.) Died at 
Leamington, 15th 
May, 1852, agc.l 
80. Buried at St. Mary's, 


Burton of 




Died 10th 
Mar., 1820 

Vnno |T 

HQ mas Phillips was an Attorney in Shrewsbury, 
1 ml brother of Robert Phillips, who was Mayor in 



1701, and of Ambrose Phillips " the Poet." See page 3938. 

[Arms: Azure, a chevron between 3 falcons close argent. 
O. and B. ] 

1716. Joseph Muckleston was a grocer in Shrewsbury, 
and son of Richard Muckleston, who was Mayor in 1688. 
See page 3931. 

[Arms : Vert, on a fesse between 3 greyhounds' heads 
erased at the neck argent, as mail}' crosses patee gules.— 
O. and B.] 

1 71 7. William Kyxastox was of R 113- ton, co. Salop. 
Esq. Me was Recorder of Shrewsbury in 1733, a Master in 
Chancery, and M.P. for Shrewsbury from 1734 until his 
death, which took place on the 24th of January, 1749. 
See Pedigree, page 934.] 

Arms : Argent, a lion rampant sable, armed and langued 
gules. — O, and B.] 

1718. Sir Charles Lloyd, Bart., was of Garth, co. 
Montgomery, but being resident in Shrewsbury, was sworn 
a Burgess, and Assistant in the Corporation on the 5th 
October, 1716. He was a Gentleman of a very ancient 
family; and I have annexed his Pedigree, as the descent 
given in the Baronetages is not correct : — 

Arms: Sable. 3 nags' heads erased Argent. 

[p. 395I-] 

Ca'dwgan Wcnwys (descended from Prochwel Vscithrog, Princ: of Powii)— 
was witness to a deed relating to Alberbury Priory in 1270. 


Ririd Madoc= Jevan ap Madoc, 2nd son,^ 

Griffith ap Jevan- T - • .. 


Sir Griffith Vyc'ian was Knighted ^-Margaret, dau. Madoc. of Hope, 
at Agincourt. | 2nd vyifs, 

David Lloyd=f Ellen, dau. of Jenkin Kynaston, 2nd wife, 



Humphrey Lloyd of Montgomery, =pG\venliian, dau. of Thomas ap Rys, 

Esq. Was the first Sheriff of Mont- 

of Newtown, Esq. 

Oliver Lloyd, Esq., of Llai^Blanch, dau. and coheir of Sir Charles Herbert, of 
(5th son). j Troy, Knt. 

Charles Lloyd, Esq., of Llai.=pAnne. dau. to Edward Herbert, 
J ot Montgomery, Esq. 

Prochwel Lloyd of Llai, Esq. -pllonora, dau. and coheir Oliver Edward 

(''a Captain famous in the 
Low Countries. 1 *) 

of Sir Stephen Procter, Lloyd Lloyd j 
01 Winterbury, co. the elder. | 

York, Knt. 1 


Richard Matthew Arthur Charles Herbert Edward Lloyd the 
Lloyd Lloyd Lloyd Lloyd Lloyd younger. 

I I < , I . Ml 

1 Elizabeth, mar. Gilbert Mary, mar. 1st Nicholas Pursell, Blanch 

Roberts. 2nd, Charles Lloyd of Hem. Sarah 

I Hester 

•ir Charles Lloyd, Bart., so created=r Elizabeth, dau. of John Eowater, Esq., 
1 Oth May, 1661. Biuied at St. j of Whitley, co. Warwick. Buried at 
Chad's, Shrewsbury, 12th Jan., I St. Chad's. 14th September, 1690. 
1677-S. j 


Jolin Lloyd Godfrey Charles Lloyd Thomas Brochwel Edward 
Lloyd the younger. Lloyd Lloyd Lloyd 

William Lloyd Susan Ann Jane Blanch 

Sir Charles Lloyd, 2nd "Catherine, dau. or John Edward— dau. of 

Huxley, Esq., of W ire- Lloyd John Penrhyn 
hall, co. Middiesex. of Deuddwr, 

Ha-t. Will dated 4th 
April, 1 69 1 

John Lloyd, Elizabeth Susanna, buried at St. Hester, a bene fact 01 to 

° s-p. Chad's, Shrewsbury, St. Chad's Parish. 
3rd .November, i6"3« 




Victoria, dm, of— Sir Charles Lloyd, 3rd~=Jar.e, dau. of Sir Edward Leighton 
Sir Richard Cor- Rait. Sworn Burgess J of Wattlcsborough, Bart., 2nd 

bettjof Longnof 
Rait. Mar. at St, 
Julian's, 151I1 
Oct., 1694, 

o.s.p. 1705. 

and Assistant 1716. 
Mayor of Shrewsbury 
in 1 7 1 S, Died Nov., 
1743. Buried at St. ! 
Chad's, 9th Nov.. 1743, ,' 
aged 76 

wife. She was the widow of 
Thomas Jones, Esq., and was 
marrieu to Sir Charles Lloyd at 
St. Alkmond's, in 171S. 




Charles Thomas Lloyd. Rapt. Victoria. Bapt. at St. Alkmond's. 23rd Sept. , 
at St. Alkmond's, 14111 Au^.; 1719, married Edward Kynaston. Esq., of 
1 72 1, died young. Ilordley. Died s.p, 4th Jan., 17S7. 

[Page 395 2 -J 

Anno J Henry Jenks was an attorney in Shrewsbury, and 

1719. (to his exertions and taste the town of Shrewsbury 
is indebted for its great ornamental and useful attractions — 
The Quarry, that beautiful public walk, having been first 
laid out and planted under his personal direction while 
Mayor. He was son of Henry Jenks of Shrewsbury, gold- 
smith, who was admitted a Burgess on the 20th February, 
1676. His descent will be seen at page 836 .ot this col- 

[Arms : Argent 3 boars' heads couped at the neck, and a 
chief indented sable. — O. and B.] 

1720. Thomas Morhall was a mercer in Shrewsbury, 
and father of Richard Morhall, Esq., who purchased the 
Onslow estate, and whose son, also named Richard, was 
Sheriff of Shropshire in 1770. See their descent at page 
3176 ot this collection. 

[Arms: Argent on a fesse embattled gules, between 6 
ravens proper, 3 palm branches of the field. — O. and B.] 

1 72 1 . Michael Bkickdalk was a family long connected 
with the tow n and trade of Shrewsbury, as will be seen by 
the following Pedigree. See also page 3864, Richard 
Brickdale (son of jenkin Brickdale of Conway)? who was 
Bailiff in 1530, was, there is no doubt, of the same family as 
the present Mayor, w hose descendants claim to be descended 
from Ralph Brickdale and Thomas Brickdale, the two first 
Governors of Conway, temp. Edward I. deriving from the 



family of Brickdale, of Brickdale, co. Lancaster: and they 
hear the Arms granted by King Edward the Second to 
[enkin Brickdale of Conw ay, for his military services, viz. : — 
'• Azure, a chevron between 3 sheaves of rive arrows Or- 
(lighted and pheoned Argent, pointed and banded Gules." 

Crests: i. A sheaf of arrows, as in the Arms — granted 
to John Brickdale, Esq., in 1765. 
2. Out of a ducal coronet Or. a demi-Kon ram- 
pant supporting a spear proper, thereon a 
standard Azure, fringed and tasselled Or. 
charged with a sheaf of live arrows, as in the 
Arms — granted to Matthew Brickdale, Esq., 
17th May, 176S. 

Motto : " Fide et fortitudine. n 

P- 3953-J 

Charles Brickdale of Ruabon, yeoman. -r- 

John Brickdale of Ruabon, 
co. Denbigh. 

Martin Brickdale of Shrewsbury, corvisor. 
Admitted a Burgess 3rd August, 1596. 

lid ward Brickdale of Shrewsbury, chandler, — Elizabeth. Buried at St. 
resided in MardoL Admitted a Burgess I Chad's, 20th March, 

2nd Oct., 1615. One of the Assistants of | 
the Corporation named in the Charter of 
163S. Buried at St. Chad's, April, 1655. 


John Brickdale, aged 7 years in i6l5.=fAles. Buried at 
Afterwards of Shrewsbury, draper. 1 St. Chad's, 21st 
.Admitted a Burgess 4th Sept., 1638. | July, 165 1 (a 
Apprenticed in the Drapers' Co., in j widow,) 
162S. Buried at St Chad's. 

Jane, a^ed 5 in 
16 15. mar. at 
St. Chad's, 15th 
Jap., 1 65 1 , 
Richard Ryder. 

... 1 

••'eanor, mar. at St. 
Chad's, l3Feb,, 1654, 
Henry Hughes. 

Mary, bant, at St. Chad's, 17th 
Feb., 1649. Died unmarried. 
Buried at St. Chad's, 3rd 
October, 1 676. 

Margaret, bapt. at 
St. Chad's, 6th 
September, 1642. 

John Brickdale, b .pt. 
at St. Chad's, 20th 
September, 1639. 

Vol. III., 4 th S, 

Edward Brickdale, 
bapt. at St. Chad's, 
3rd May, 1041. 

Elizabeth, bapt. 
at St Chad's, 
Oth May, 104 4 . 


Jane, buried 
at St. Cmui's, 

14th Nov., 






aged 5 

years in 

Satah Genno,= 
Married at St. 
Chad's, 1 5th 
May, ic"2i. I 
Buried there j 
15th June, j 


John Brickdale, bapt. at 
St. Chad's, 17th January, 
1622. Buried there iSth 
Sept , 1623. 


-Daniel Brickdale, aged^Dorothy Parton. 
9 months 3rd August, | Married at St. 
1596, afterwards ol j Chad's, 7th Feb. 
Shrewsbury, chandler 1624. Bur. at St. 
Was admitted a Bur- j Chad's, 2 1st 
gess nth Oct., 1621. j Dec, 1685. 
An Alderman named | 
in the Charter of 1664. j 
Buried at St. Chad's, Thomas, bapt. at St 
30th Aug., 1666. Chad's, 10th Sept., 1026 

Buried 4th June, 1639. 

Nathaniel, bapt. at 
St. Chad's, 23rd 
Oct., 1636. Buried 
24th June, 1643. 

Henry, bapt. at St. Chai's, 
23rd Dec, 1639, Rector of 
Pulverbatch in 1 674, Vicar 
of Condover in 1705. Bur. 
there May 9th, 1705. 

Sarah, bapt. Eli/abech. 
1 2th Oct., bapt 17th 
1623. Oct, 1630. 

! I 

Ann, bapt. Dorothy, bapt 16th 
1st July, Nov. and bur. at St. 
1641. Chad's, 18th Nov., 

died 1643. 


Edward Brickdale, apprenticed-~Joyce 
in the Co. of Mercers, 4th Feb., 
1640. Bapt. at St. Chad's, 
1 8th Feb , 162;. 

Thomas Brickdale, bapt. 
at St. Chad's, 23rd Dec, 

James Brickdale, bapt. 
at St. Chad's, 23rd 
Dec, l6s2. 

John Brickdale, bapt. 
at St. Chad's, 8th 

July, 1654. 

Mary, bapt. at St. Chad's, 27th 
Feb., 1657. Euried there 20th 
November, 1658, 

Dorothy, buried at St. 
Chad's, 20th March, 


Ann, bapt. at St. 
Chad's, 27th Feb. 

I I 
John Brickdale of Shrews-=pSarah, dau. of Michael Brick- 
bury, chandler, 1667. An 1 Richard Sand- dale, bapt. at 
Alderman in 1685. Bapt. I ford of The St. Chad's, 17th 
at St. Chad's, 29th July, Isle, Salop. Nov., 1653. 
1645. Died in 1689, aged Esq. Buried at 
45. Buried at St. Chad's, St. Chad's, 6th 
19th June, 16S3. June, 1694. 


Mary, mar. at 
St. Mary's, 
3rd March, 
I( ^73» William 
Lloyd, mercer. 
She was bapt. at St. 
Chad's, 1st Jan. 1632. 


Michael Brickdale of Shrewsbury,=f Elizabeth 
plateworker. Sworn Burgess I 
and Assistant 9th January, 1707. ! 
Mayor of Shrewsbuiy in 1721. I 
was admitted of the 
Saddlers, Tinpt.iteworkers, etc. 
Co., 5th June, iyo2, Bapt. at 
St. Chad's, 1 ^th Dec, 1678. 

Sarah Brickdale. bapt. at St 
Chad's, 6th March, 16S0 
Buried at St. Chad's, 31st 
December, ifoi. 

I \ 
Ann. baut. at St. Chad s, 25th August, 
16S9. Married at St. Chad's, 21st 
July, 1 73 1, Robert Morgan. 



Sarah, died un- 

, . i : 

Elizabeth, died 


Humphrey Brickdale, buried at 
St. Chad's, 30th Aug., 17 16. 

Mary, buried at John Brickdale, bapt. at 
St. Lhad's, 30th St. Chad s, 14th Nov., 
Aug., 1716. 1714 

March, 1702, was a 
widow 6th May, 1731. 

Richard Brickdale was appren-npjoanna 1 1 inc. Marriage 
ticed in the Mercers' Co., settlement dated 4th 
Shrewsbury, to his father, [ 
John Brickdale, on the 1st j 
March, 1684.-5. Admitted of | 
that Company 10th December | 
1697. bapt. at St. Chad's, j 
6th August, 1674, Was ot j 
Bristol, woollen draper. 

Martha, man ied at 
St. Chad's, 10th 
November, 1712, 
Richard Morgan. 

Elizabeth Brickdale buried at St Alk- 
mona's, 6th April, 1760, aged 83. 

Edward Brickdale, 
bapt. at St. Chad's, 
I 75th Nov., 1675. 
Buried there 18th 
December, 1686. 


Jane, married at The 
Abbey, Shrewsbury, 
2 1st Oct. 1707, John 
Calcot. Bapt. at St. 
Chad's. 25th Dec, 


Mary, mar at St. Chad s. 
201 h May, 1711, Edward 
Jones. Bapt. at St. Chad's 
22nd July, 1688, with her 
twin sister Martha. 

Dorothy, mar. at Battlefield. 
28th Sept., 1707, Joshui 
Johnson, 4th Master of 
Shrewsbury School. Bapt. 
at St. Chad's, 20th Oct. 1678. 

John Brickdale, bapt. =p 
at St, Chad's, 22nd 
July, 1677. 

Ann, bapt. at 
St-.Chad's, 20th 
July, 1684. 
Bur. there 1 Sth 
Dec, 1686. 


John Preke Brickdale 


John Brickdale of Rnowle, co - 
Somerset, and of Filton, county 
Gloucester, Esq. Sworn a Bur- 
gess of Shrewsbury 23rd Sept., 
1760. Died 31st Oct., 1765. 

Elizabeth, d. and coheir of Sarah, bur, 

Robert Bound. Esq., Mayor at St. Chad's 

of Bristol. Marriage settle- Sth Decent 

ment dated 6th May, 173:. ber, 1763. 
Died 8th Aug., 1779, *t 

John Brickdale., 

ned and settled in Spain 
*h«re several of his des- 
cendants now reside.'' 

Matthew Brickdale of- 
Filton, co. Gloucester, 
etc., etc., Esq. M.P. 
for Bristol in several 

EiizabetiT, dau. of Thomas 
Smith, Esq., of Clifton, co i 
Gloucester, by Lucy, dau. 
of Thomas Carcw of Carew 
Castle, co. Pembroke, etc.. 
Esq. Died 27th February, 
1801, at Bath. 




! Mercy, mar. Kev. Edward Blake way, M.A., 
Minister of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, 3rd 
Sept., 176.1. Died 13th Aug., iSoS, 

I aged 75. 

! I 
Elizabeth, mar. Joshua Mary 
Blakeway of Shrews- 
bury, draper. 

fohn Brickdale, Esq., a=f=Ande Inglett, 
magistrate and Deputy i youngest dau. 
Lieutenant for Somerset- | of Richard 
shire and Devonshire, j Inglett Fortes- 
Married Feb., 17S7. I cue, Esq., of 
I Spridlestone, 
etc., Devon. 

.... mar. George 
Crossman, D.D., 
Rector of Monckton, 
cc. Somerset. 8th 
June, 17S4. Died 
12th Jan., 1805. 

Anna Maria, 
died at Bris- 
tol, 24th Oct. 

1857, ag<"i ;S 

John 1'ortescu; Biickdale, of— Catherine-, dau. of ( hailes 

Birchamp House, co. Glouces- 
ter Bo'rn :7 th Feb., 17S8. 
Married 7th July, 1S13. 

Gregorie. Esq., by Cather- 
ine Sophia, dau. and heir 
of George Macaulcy, M.D. 

died in 181 

Matthew Inglett 
Brickdale of 
Christ Church, 
Oxford, and of 
the Middle 


Lieut. R.N. 

Jonn r oitescuc 
Lieut. 6 1 st Foot 

Anne Calhcrinc-Soph.a Mary 
Married in 1840. 
Edward Owen Jones, 
Esq,, eldest surviving son 
of Rev. Edward Jones of 
Hay Hili, etc., co. Gloucester. 

Will of Richard Brickdale, who was Bailiff of Shrewsbury 
in 1530. See page 3S64. 

19 Feb. 34 H. 8, A.D. 1542. 

Richard Bryckedale of ye pishe of St. Chaddes within 
Salop Burges & Alderman of ye Towne of Shrewsbury maketh 
his Testam 1 & last Will. He bequetheth his body to be 
buried \v lh in St. Chadds Chh before ye picture & ymage of 
ye Lady of Pitie c\:c. He bequetheth to Master Henry 
Hollande his kinsman his best foxe furred gowne. Itm unto 
his brother Thomas Brickdale vj s vij" unto Rollande Bryck- 
dalc his brother Nicholas sonne vj 5 vij**- Itm to his Bro 4 
John Brykdale vj s vij d . Itm unto Humfrey Brickdale vjs 
viij d &c. He makes Mr. John Poyner, Mr. Roger Pope, 
Adam Waryng, his landlord, and Sir W m Lloyd prest, his 
Executors. Witnesses Mr. Poyner, Mr. Pope. Sir W™ Lloyd. 
John Veu'ns, John Heath with many others. (Proved the 
13th November 1543. at London.) (From the Waring 



On a brass plate on the wall of the Chancel of the Old 
Church of Llanrwst is the following inscription : — 

Underneath the Communion Table was interred 15 th 
October 1690 William Brickdale of Pen toy 11 Clerk. He was 
Vicar of Llanrwst, Precentor of Bangor, Canon of St. Asaph, 
Rector of Llanbedr, and Chaplain to the Bishop of St. Asaph. 

[p. 395^-] 

Anno {Edward Gregory was a furrier in Shrewsbury 

1722. (and son of Edmund Gregory of Gloucester, furrier. 
He was admitted a Burgess on the 21st April, 1702. 

Arms : — Or, 2 bars, in chief, a lion passant, Azure. 

1723. Matthew Travers was a grocer in Shrewsbury, 
and thus connected : — 

Arms : — Sable, a chevron between 3 boars' heads, Argent 
tusked and langued, Gules. 

Matthew Travels of Beeston. co. Chester, " Yeoman,^ Mary, a "widow Sih 
styled £ent. in the entry of 10S7-S. Died prior to Oct , 16S7 '' 
that date. 

John Travers, apuren- 
ticed in the Drapers' 
Co., Salop in 1692. A 
1'reeman of that Cc. in 
1 7 1 2, and then resi- 
dent at Wrexham. 

jane . . . 1095 
then living with 
her brother 

Matthew Travers of 
Shrewsbury, grocer. 
Admitted a Burgess 
19th Oct., 1697, 
Mayorin 1723. Died 
prior to 8th August, 

-Ann. dan. of \ 
IsaacGilesot ! 
Lyth Hall. 
Mar. at St. 
Chad's, 9th 
July, 1697. 
Bur. there 3rd 
I May, 1705. 

onn Travers of Shrewsbury, grocer. Bapt. at St. Chad's, 4th June, 170.1. 
Sworn a Burgess 29th Aug.. 1727. Admitted of the Mercers' Co. Stli 
August, 1729. Apprenticed to his uncle. John Travers of Whexham, as 
a Draper in 1719. 


Samuel Travers. apprenticed in the Mercers' Co., ^Esther Seymour, dau. ot 
Salop, 9th Feb., 16S7-8, to Timothy Seymour. Timothy Seymour. Married 
Buried at St. Chad's, 19th May, 1690, also at St. Julian's, 7th May, 
apprenticed in the Drapers' Co. in 1 6S7-S- 16S7. 

1724. Thomas Lindop was a maltster in Shrewsbury, 
and was thus related : — 

Arms : — Argent on a saltire Azure 5 roses of the field. 

Henry Lindop of Darrcton, co. Chester, husbandman--^ 


, 1 ~ ; 

George Lindop, of Frankwell, Shrewsbury, maltster. Admitted (with his- 
two sons) :i Burgess 17th Oct., 1074' Buried at St. Chad's. 30th 
December, I70S. <r 


Thomas Lindop, of Shrewsbury, maltster^Ann George Lindop, aged i year 
aged 4 years in 1674, sworn Burgess and I in 1674, was apprenticed to 
Assistant in 170*". Buried at St. Chad's | Collins VVoolrich, apothe- 
in 1739. Mayor of Shrewsbury 1724. cary, in 1690, and admitted of 
I the Mercers' Co. in Dec, 1697. 

George Lindop, buried at S:. Chad's, 17 19— Elizabeth, bur. at St. Chad's 1736. 
[p. 395/ •] 

Anno (Samuel Elisha w as an attorney in Shrewsbnrv, 
1 725.^ and was thus related : — 

[Arms : — Gules, 3 bull's heads' argent armed or. — O. & B.] 

Evan Elisha. of Shrewsbury, maltster. Buried at^Ann Griftitlies. married at 
St. Cnaci's, nth March, 1685. • I St. Chad's, 2nd Oct., 1663. 

Samuel Elisha. of Shrewsbury, attorney admitted a Burgess^-Rebecca, a widow 
51st Jan, 1707, Mayor in 1725 j in 1746. 

1 ! I i i 

Edward Eiisha, of Shrewsbury, attorney, was Anne Mary, Rebecca, 
steward of the Corporation of Shrewsbury Jane living 'living in 
and a diligent collector of materials tending in 1776. 1776. 

to elucidate the History of Shrewsbury. He 
was 4 years old in 1707, and was admitted a Burgess on the 
2nd Sept., 1727, and was Mayor in 1743. Bapt. at St. 
Julian's, 28th June, 1703, o.s.p. idth April, 1773. 

1726. John Adams was an ironmonger in Shrewsbury, 
and was admitted of the Company of Mercers, Ironmongers, 
etc., on the 3rd June, 1698. He was admitted a Burgess on 
the 19th June, 1706, and his connections will be found 
detailed in }he following Pedigree : — 

Robert Adams, of Great Chatwall, 26th November, iib$.-~ 


. f " ~~7 . ,•, 

William Adams, of Great Chatwall, in the parish ot Gnosall, co. Stallord.-p 
and of Iladlcy, co. Salop. Will dated 2nd February, 1696. 

Robert John Adams, oi Shrewsbury, ^Elizabeth- dau. of Edward Thomas 

Adams, ironmonger. Born in 1675, Jorden of Priors Lee, co. Adams 

of Great married in 1705. Mayor of Salop, Esq. (whose son 

Chatwall. Shrewsbury in 1726. Died in was Sheriff of Shropshire in 1720.) 

1752. Mar. at St. Chad's, 13th June, 1705. 

i 1 T \ " 1 ~'T 

Elizabeth died Catherine married Mary married George Sarah married 

unmarried. Rev. Rowland Jorden, Esq., of Tin- . . . Woodford 

Bapt, at St. Hunt, D.D, tern co. Monmouth. Esq. Bapt. at 1 

Chad's, 1 2th St. Chad's, Mh 1 

Jan., 170S. July. 1700. n \ 



Rev. William Adams, 
D. D., Master of Pern- 
broke Coll., Oxford, 
Archdeacon of Llan- 
d.U'l, Prebendarv of 
Gloucester, liapt. at I 
St Chad's, Shrews- | 
bury, 3rd Sept, 1706. I 
Hied 13th Jan., 1789, I 
Buried at Gloucester I 

of Thomas Shrewsbury 

=FSarah. dau. John Adams of=FGracc, Henry=f Susanna, 

lau of Adams I s'ster of 
John of I Rev. 
Cay, Shrews- I Crispus 
Esq., bury, i Green of 
Judge Mayor I Colches- 
of the in 1 761 , | ter. Died 
Mar- I Nov. 29, 

shalsea, *798. 

Hunt of 
co. Salop, 
q. Mar. 


at St. 

1 2th Tuly, 

admitted of the 
Mercers' Co. 
1st Feb., 1 73 1, 
Mayor of 
Shrewsbury in I 

1750. Died iSth 
June, 1777. J 
Buried at St. | 

Thomas Sarah, born 2Sth March, 1746, married 
Adams, 10th July, 178S, Benjamin Hyett, Esq. 
ob. infans of Painswick House, Co. Gloucester, i 
who died s.p. in 1S10, and devised his I 
estates to William Henry Adams, Esq j 
Married at Pembroke College Chapel, Oxford. 

Margaret Catherine mar. 


Rev. Thomas 


Vicar of St. 
Chad's, Shrews- 
bury, at St. 
Chad's, 14th 
Dec, 17S5. 

Rev. Henry Cay Adams of Shrews- 
bury, A.M. of Christ Church, Ox- 
ford. Died at Painswick, 28th 
November, 180S. 

: Frances, dau. of Richard Marston, Esq.. j 
of Willenhall, co. Stafford. Died at j 
Painswick House, 2nd January, 1828, | 
need 61. 


Rev. William Adams. D. D. , Frances Pigot. 

of Pembroke Coll., Oxford, eldest dau, of unmarried Was of Pembroke 

I I 

Mary died John Adams o.s. p. 

I Married 14th Jan , 1796, 

Henry Boult 
Cay, Esq, 

William Henry Adams, Esq., afterward 
William Henry Hyett, Esq., of Pains 
wick House, Gloucester, 
September, 1795. 

Anne Jane, dau. of Joseph Seymour j 
Biscoe, Esq., married 25th Octo- 1 
born 2nd j ber, 1821. 

I I 
Rev. John Adams, Sarah married 
o.s. p. J. W. Walters, 


Mary Clementina married Samuel M. 
Barrett, Esq., Carlton Hall, co. 
York, M.P. for Richmond. 

William Henry Adams Hyett, 
born utn December, 1825. 


Frances Stephana 


Mary Clementina Annie Grace Sarah Jane Stephana Inglis 

Arms: — Quarterly rst and 4th, Argent a lion rampant 
Azure on a chief damcette, sable [2 roses Argent, for Hyett t 
2nd and 3rd Ermine 3 cats passant in pale Azure for Adams\ 



Crests : — 1st, A castle proper charged with 4 pellets, 
issuing therefrom a lion's head, in the mouth a rose, slipped 
Gules for Hyett\ 2nd, A greyhound's head erased Ermine, 
for A dams. 
[p. 3960.] 

Anno (Joseph Jones was an attorney in Shrewsbury. 

i/2/. (and was descended from William Jones of Chilton, 
near Shrewsbury, who was admitted a Burgess on the 25th 
of January, 1556-7. being then first cousin of William Jones, 
draper, whose son Thomas was six times Bailiff, and the 
rirst Mayor of Shrewsbury ^see page 3878). See also the 
descent, etc., of Mr. Joseph Jones at page 823 of this 

[Arms : — Argent a lion rampant vert.— O. and B.] 
1728. John Fownes was a Barrister-at- Law, and thus 
related : — 

Arms: — •Azure in chief two eagles displayed, in base in 
mullet Argent. 

John Fownes, of Stoke Prior, =p 
co. Worcester, sent. 

Gilbert Fownes, Gent., was 
steward to the Corwen 
Family in 3 Car. I., 1627. 

John Fownes, of Onslow, co. Salop, Esq.^Jane, dau. aud heir of Thomas 

Barrister-at-Law. Admitted a Burgess of 
Shrewsbury, 9th November, 1699. After- 
wards Steward of the Corporation of 
Shrewsbury. Died in 1 7 1 3 . 

Harper, Esq., of Onslow- 


John Fownes, of Shrewsbury, =f=Mary 
" Esq., aged 17 in 1699. Admitted 

a Burgess 28th July, 1 7 13, Mayor 

in 1728. Barrister-at-Law. 

Elizabeth, aged 14 in 1690. Married 
John Skrymsher, Esq., Clerk of the 
Peace for the County of Salop 
She died in 1 7 16, aged 31, and 
was buried at St. Chad's. 

II .1 I 1 

Jane, aged 6 John Fownes, aged 3 Elizabeth, bapt. at Mary, bapt. at St. 

in 1 7 1 3. in 1713, ob. infans. St. Chad's, 31st Chad's, 19th Nov. 

Dec, 1 71 1. 1712. 

Harriot, bapt. 
at St. Mary's, 
1 6th April, 

I I 

Arabella, Thomas Fownes, of Shrews-=f-Elizabeth, dau. of 

Buried at bury. Esq., bapt. at St. Charles Rigby, of | 

St. Chan's Chad's, 26th Jan., 1713-14 

179 — aged Sworn a Burgess 30th Sept., 
67. 174S, Mayor in 1749. Died 

nth Jan., 17S0. Buried at 
St. Chad's, 17th Januarv, 


Lancaster, Esq., 
and relict of Ver- 
non Vonge, of 
Chames, Esq, 
Died tCjth August 
17S4, aged 86. 




I John Fowncs. bapt, at. George Fowncs, bapt. at William Fownes, bapt. 
I St. Mary's, 27th Mar.. St. Mary's, 8th Decern- at St. Chad's, 21st 
1714-15. ber. 1 7 1 6. April. 1720. 

I / 

Thomas Fownes, of Shrewsbury, Esq. ^Susannah, sister of Robert Evans, Esq. 
Sworn a Burqess 6th October, 1774. and last surviving daughter of John 
Died 1st May. 1704. a^ed 46. at Evans, Esq., of Cefnhenva, co. M.ont- 
Ksrth, s.p. joinery. Died 4th Oct.. 18:7. aged Si. 

I p. 3961. 1 

Anno if Godolphin Howards was a gentleman of very 

1729. (ancient family, and collected much information as 
to the History, etc.. of Shrewsbury. He was admitted a 
Burgess of Shrewsbury on the 30th of Maw 1729. a few- 
months previous to his being elected Mayor. His father. 
Samuel Edwards, Esq.. was son of John Edwards of Pentre. 
co. Montgomery, Esq., and their descent will be found at 
page 31 12 of this collection. 

[Arms : Gules a falcon proper preying on a martlet 
Argent, a border engrailed Or. — O. and B. — 

1730. Richard Wollaston was a mercer in Shrewsbury, 
and son of Richard Wollaston of Bishop's Castle, mercer. 
He was admitted a Burgess on the 31st of July, 171*3. 

[He was of Stvche, co. Salop, and was receiver of taxes 
for Salop. He married Ann. daughter of Robert Clive of 
Stvche, aunt of the first Lord Clive. and died s.p. January, 
17S4. See Ins pedigree in Burke's Colonial Gentry \\\ 570. — 

1731. Abraham Da vies was a tin plat eworker in Shrews- 
bury, and was thus related :— - 

lohn Davies, of Ellesmere, co. Salop, chapman^ 



Isaac Davies, of Shrewsbury, chapman. Admitted a Burgess 5 ? 2 
2 1st September, 1646. 

I I 

John Davies Nathaniel Abraham Davie-, ot Shrewsbury, Unplate=pMan 
aged 5 years Davies, worker. Sworn Burgess and Assistant 160; 
in 1646. aqeb r year 28th Sent., 1002. Admitted of the Sad- 
in id \6. lers' Tinplute W orkers, etc. C. » Jth 
July, 1077. 

a h 

Vol. Ill,, srd Series. c 


Jacob Davies, of Ludlow, tinplateworker. 
Sworn a Burgess iotli January, 1722-3. 

Catherine, aged 4 years 
in 1646. 

John Davies, of Shrews- 
bury, maltster. Sworn 
Burgess and Assistant 
2nd October, 17 19. 

Abraham Davies. of Shrewsbury Edward 
tinplateworker. Admitted of the Davies, 
Saildlers. etc.. Co , 16th June. 1695. 
1704. Was Mayor in 1731. 
(Sworn Burgess 10th Jan., 1722-3). 


[p. 3962.] 

Anno (Richard Lloyd was a draper in Shrewsbury, and 
1 732.I was admitted of that Company in 1709. having 
served his apprenticeship with Mr. Thomas Dowdier, the 
founder of the school in Beeches Lane. He was admitted a 
Burgess on the 25th July, 17 13, and was descended of a 
family that had possessed an estate at Houlston, in the 
parish of Middle, co. Salop, for a long period. He was thus 
related : — 

Richard Lloyd, of Houlston, co. Salop, and of Emstrey.=p 

Tnomas Lloyd, of 
Houlston (had a 
lease of a farm at 
Emstrey, where 
h: resided. 

Ralph, appren- 
ticed in the 
Drapers' Co . 
Salop, in 1630. 


Roger Lloyd, of Houlston, =p 
residetl there as tenant to I 
his brother, and was ;1 a 
rich man." 


Sarah, mar- 
ried Stephen 
Hatchett of 


Tnomas Lloyd, of Emstrey 
afterwards of Houlsion. 

near Shrewsbury, =f 


Susan Lloyd, only child, 
married Michael Brayne. 


Rev. Richard Lloyd. — Elizabeth I nomas Lloyd 

Rector of Ratten, co. Dormer, of The Eye 

Salop. Buried at Buried at Farm, in the 

Middle, 29th Aug., Middle, parishof Leigh- 

1720. Admitted a 3rd Aug.. ton, co. Salop, 

Burgess of Snrews- 1730. Gent., was liv- 

bury, iStli September, ing there in 

1703, o.s.p. 17:2. 

Alargaret, dau. 
of Til 0 mas 
freeman, of 
Matton. Mar. 
at Middle, 2ist 
April. 1 686. 
Bur. there 7th 
June, 1712. 

the dau. of 
L 16yd. 
of Kinton. 


Richard Lloyd, of Shrewsbury, draper. Apprenticed in the Drapers' Co. 
in 1702. Bapt. at Middle, 2nd August, 16S7. Mayor of Shrewsbury 
in 173-'. 



[P« $963 ] 

Anno I JOHN Lacon was Clerk of the Peace for the County 

1733. (of Salop, and w as admitted a Burgess of Shrews- 
bury on the 27th of June, 1730. His father, Francis Lacon 
of Ivington, co. Hereford, Esq., was the second son of Sir 
Francis Lacon of Kinlet. Knt, (who was Sheriff of Shropshire 
in 1612), by Ann his second wife. For his descent see page 
958 of this collection, and for further details, see the Pedigree 
there at large, and refer also to The Sheriffs of Shropshire for 
other particulars of this ancient and distinguished family. 

[Arms: Quarterly, per fess indented ermine and azure.] 

1734. John Rogers was a bookseller in Shrewsbury, and 
was son of Reginald Rogers of London, grocer, who was. I 
believe, a son of Edward Rogers of W ilmington, parish 
of Alberbury. Mary, only child of John Rogers by Elizabeth 
his wife, married Corbet Edwards, son of Robert, and grand- 
son of John Edwards of Great Ness, Esq. See page 3070 
of this collection. 

1735. Sir Richard Corbett, Bart, was of Longnor, 
near Shrewsbury, and the last Baronet resident there of that 
family. He died unmarried 25th September, 1774. His 
younger brother, Edward Corbett, Esq.. who pre-deceased 
him, served the office of Mayor in 1738. For further* details 
sec the Baronetage, and their Pedigree at page 370 of this 
collection. See also The SJierif/s 0/ Shropshire, pages 125-6. 

Arms: Or, two ravens in pale proper, within a border 
engrailed sable, bezanty.— Ed. J 

1736. Charles Bolas was an attorney in Shrewsbury, 
and thus connected :— 

Roger Bolas, ol Burlton, —Catherine, dau. of Arthur Chambre, 
co. Salop, Gent. I of Burlton, Gent. 

Charles bolas, of Shrewsbury, -f-M artha, dau. of John Tongc ol I homas 
attorney. Admitted a Burgess I Shrewsbury, Escj. Buried at Bolus. 
24th November, 1 73 x , Mayor j St. Alknmuu's in 1745- a<j<.d 
in 1736. Buried at St. A'k- j 45- 
mund's in 1 75S, aged 59. Died | 
Oct. 29, 1758. 

Vrthui Bolas, 01 Kuyton, co. Salop 
(Jciit. Admitted a Burgess ol 
Shrewsbury, 24111 Sept., 1737, 

Roger Mary married 
bolas . . . Tillesley 

Jane married I'hilip . 
Vaughan of Burl- 
ton, Gent. 


Charles Kolas, of Shrewsbury, =f=Catherine, dau. of Edward I.etitia, buried at 

Gent. Mayor in 1765. Was I Tipton, of Shrewsbury. St. Alkmund's in 

also of Burlton. Married at I Born 1st May, 1731, died 1777, aged 44. 
St- Chad's, 6th July, 1759- | !9 th August, 1S16. 

William Charles, Bolas Esq., Barrister-at- Law, o.s.p, 1789, a^ed 27. 
Buried at St, Giles, Shrewsbury. 


COS T O N . 


Coston is in the parish of Clunbury and in the Hundred of 
Purslow in the County of Salop, on the bank of the river 
Chin. It is now a private residence, but until recently it 
has been occupied as a farm. The house itself has no 
extreme appearance of antiquity, but the outbuildings give 
some indications of a past history. 

Coston (or Cozotune as it is there called), appears in 
Domesday Book (1086) as the head of a Manor, and is thus 
described : — 

" Picot holds Cozetune. Swein held it, and was a free 
man. There is one hide paying geld " (i.e. tax). " It is land 
of 3 ox teams. In the demesne is one ox team and 2 villeins 
and one Bordarius with one ox team. In the time of King 
Edward it was worth twenty shillings, now the same.*' 

Swein, who held Coston before the Norman Conquest, and 
before the division by William I. of the lands amongst his 
supporters, was evidently a great Saxon landowner, as he 
also owned Clunbury, Kempton, Sibdon,and Edgton. Picot, 
who obtained the grant of Clun and immense estates in 
Shropshire, including Coston, was Picot or Robert de Say, in 
whose descendants they remained until, by the marriage of 
Isabella de Say the last direct descendant and heiress of the 
family, it passed to the Fit/. Alans. 

A word or two of explanation of the entry in Domesday 
Book may be neoessarv. The hide of land paying Danegold 
or land tax comprised 120 acres, 1 but the whole area seems 
to have been 360 acres — 3 caruca; or ox teams representing 
120 acres each —of which 120 acres (1 caruca) was in the 
pad's demesne, i.e., his own holding, and the rest in the 
holding of his copyhold tenants (villeins) and his cotter 
• bordarius). 

Rounds J-\i, an/ Engitimii p. 3S. 

HI.. 4 th Series, » : 



It will be noticed, that the land was of the same value at 
the Domesday Survey as it had been in Edward the 
Confessor's time, but much of the surrounding land, Purslow, 
Hopton, etc.. had become waste, possibly because they were 
more exposed to the incursions of the Welsh. The 360 
acres mentioned in Domesday probably represents approx- 
imately the area of the Manor to-dav. 

In 1255 we have another mention of Coston in the Purslow 
Hundred Roll, which says that Walter de Hopton holds 2 
knights' fees in Hopton, Broadward and Coston. The 
services by which he held the estate were to provide one 
soldier resident throughout the year, and one for 40 days at 
war time, at Clun Castle, and to do suit to the FitzAlan the 
chief lord of whom he held. 1 

The next appearance of Coston is in the Inquisition which 
was held in 1272 on the death of John Fitzalan the then 
Lord of Clun. The record runs thus : — 

" There is there a hundred of Purslow which John son of 
Alan (FitzAlan) held in chief from the King at a fee farm of 
20/- per annum. The Lord William de Hopton holds 
Hopton, Shelderton, Bradeford (i.e. Broadwaid) Coston, 
Tattel and Huggre (Titterell and Hagley ) of YValcheria in 
chief from the Castle of Clun by the service of 2 knight's 
fees and he owes suit every 3 weeks."' 

The words " de Walcheria " are difficult to explain, but 
they probablv mean " bv the custom then prevailing in the 
Welsh Marches." 

There was therefore in 1271 a mesne lord, holding Coston 
under the Fitz Alans, in William de Hopton, who also held 
other manors but was not resident at Coston, the family 
being seated then and for generations later at Hopton Castle. 

About this time however, we have a mention of a family 
who took their name from Coston and were then resident 
there. It is probable that they had held Coston, and resided 
there from a much earlier date, and it is certain that they 
continued to live there for some 300 years later. It will be 
more interesting to follow as far as possible the future of this 
family of Coston or " de Coston." w ho were so intimately 
associated with the history of the place. 

1 J I y t o n ' s Sh ' op v k/te, x i . 2^7. 



In the Purslow Jury lists at the Assizes of 1256 and 1272 
Stephen de Coston was one of the jurors, and he was also a 
witness to a deed of about the same date, while in an Inquest 
of July 12S3 Stephen de Coston stands as 2nd juror. 1 

In the Fine Roll of 10 Edward II. (1317) there is an order 
that " because John de Coston who held from the heir of 
Walter de Hopton who held from the King in chief, being 
below age and in the King's custody, has closed his 1 last day 
as the King has learned, " the King's Escheator shall take 
into the King's hands the lands of the said John Coston. 
Following this, there was an inquisition concerning the lands 
of which John de Coston was possessed at his death, which 
was held before the Escheator at End low on the 12 August 
131 7, and it was then found that John de Coston held, from 
the heir of Walter de Hopton by the service of one quarter 
of a knight's fee, property in the Township of Coston, as 
follows : — 

" There is a capital Messuage with curtilage worth iSd. 
per annum, and there are 30 acres of arable land which are 
worth 5/-, value of each acre 2d., and there is there a certain 
wood and moor worth gd. per annum, and there is there a 
piece of Meadow worth per annum i8d., and there is there a 
separate pasture which is worth per annum 6d. And the 
Jurors say that William son of the aforesaid John de Coston 
is his next heir and will be of the age of 13 years at the feast 
of St. Michael next." 

For some reason a further Inquest was held in March 
E)3i> when the Jurors found that the aforesaid John de 
Coston held in his demesne as of fee at Coston in the County 
of Salop a messuage and 40 acres of land from Walter de 
Hopton, and that the latter held from the Earl of Arundel 
(Fitzalan). The jurors then found that the messuage was 
worth 2/6 per annum and the 40 acres of land 6/8 per annum 
and no more " because the land is worth nothing to cultivate." 

In the Lay Subsidy Roll of 1327 the names of William de 
Coston and Philip de Coston appear in the parish of 
Clungunford, the former being one of the sub-taxers for the 

I'.yton's Shropshire, \i. 2601 


During the next two hundred years the records are silent 
as to Coston. and probably during these two centuries it had 
an uneventful history. When it aga ; n reappears it is found 
still in the hands of one of the family of Coston, and it had 
doubtless remained in the family during the interval. 

The Shropshire Visitation of 1623 starts the family of 
Coston of Coston, whose arms were " argent a saltire vert on 
a chief gules a lion passant of the first," with a Thomas 
Coston of Coston, who married Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Leighton of Le Cotes, but this Visitation also shows, that in 
the previous century there was a Richard Coston of Coston, 
whose daughter Eleanor married William Acton of Acton 
Scott, so that the Costons were allied w ith some of the old 
Shropshire families. 

In the Muster Roll for the Hundred of Purslow taken in 
the 30th year of the reign of Henry VIII. (1538) Thomas 
Coston, with whom the pedigree starts, and who was the 
son of William Coston, is entered as possessing in the way 
of warlike equipment " a cote and a horse," while William 
of Coston had a pair of splents (i.e. steel plates sewn to some 
material and protecting the arms), and Thomas Coston of 
Kempt on., probably another member of the family, is also 

In the Lay Subsidy Roll for 155S it was stated that 
Thomas Coston was in possession of lands in Coston of the 
value of 68/-, and the same entry appears in 1571 (there being 
no other holder of lands in Coston mentioned), while in 1593 
the land is put at £4, the tax 16/-, the owner then being 
John Coston. Thomas Coston died in October 1576, and 
was buried at Clunbury, his wife Eleanor having been buried 
there on April 19th, 1575. He left two sons, John Coston 
(his heir) and Thomas Coston, and one daughter Anna, w ho 
married John Wigmore, and probably another daughter 
Elizabeth, who married John ap Richard. 

This John Coston, who is described as " Gent." had an 
important litigation with a member of his family, one 
Thomas Coston described as a Yeoman, and it is to some of 
the records of this litigation that we are indebted for our 
know -ledge of some of the most interesting facts in connection 
w ith Coston. 


CO ST ON. 35 

In the year 150,9 proceedings were taken by this Thomas 
Coston against the then heod of his family, John Coston of 
Coston and others, to determine whether a messuage and 
land in Coston, of which apparently John Coston had 
possession, belonged to Thomas Coston. or in the alternative 
whether they were not part of the property of the late Priory 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England. The property, which 
was in dispute, was not the principal mansion house at 
Coston, but another house also in the township, together 
with " an orchard and close adjoining and one leasow upon 
the river of Clun and one meadow inclosed at a place called 
The Bridge and one parcel lying in Coston meadow." The 
property in dispute was said to adjoin to John Coston's 
demesne lands and to be in the Manor of Coston, of which 
" the said John Coston at the present, and his ancestors for 
very many descents, had been accounted the true inheritors 
and owners." The property in question had apparently 
been let in 155J (the first year of Queen Mary) by John 
Coston's father, Thomas Coston, to his relative Thomas 
Coston (described for distinction as husbandman) and his 
wife Elizabeth (who had been servant to Thomas Coston, 
Gent.) for 41 years at yearly rents of 20/- and a couple of 
capons. The rent seems to have been paid and the couple 
of capons duly delivered up to the expiration of the lease in 
1 594 , when Thomas Coston (the plaintiff in the pro- 
ceedings, and the son of Thomas Coston, husbandman, 
who had died), and his mother Elizabeth were in pos- 
session of this Naboth's vineyard. These latter seem to 
have applied to the owner John Coston, gent., for a renewal 
<>f the lease, which he refused, and then ias the owner 
asserted) they sought revenge for the refusal by alleging and 
informing the authorities, that the land in question belonged 
to neither of the parties to the dispute, but to the Queen's 
Majesty, as being part of the possessions of the dissolved 
Prior}- of St. John of Jerusalem. The allegation was that 
upon the suppression of the Religious Houses this property 
had been "concealed," and had not been disclosed to the 
( pmmissioner ; s, who had been sent into every county to make 
enquiries as to the property of these dissolved Houses. It 
will be seen that the "oldest inhabitants" then, as now. 



were witnesses, and very old some of them were, two, Henry 
Maiden of Abcott and John Corne of Shelderton giving their 
ages as 90; another 86, and the like. It will be best now to 
let John Corne, the old man of 90, and some of the other 
witnesses, tell their own tales in the quaint words of the 
depositions which they made in October 1599. at Purslow 
b^fore the Commissioners from the High Court of Exchequer, 
who were appointed to try the case. It will be seen that 
thev raise very interesting questions as to the sign of the 
Religious House and the right of Sanctuary, which will be 
dealt with later. 

" John Corne of Shelderton co. Salop, Yeoman aged 90 
doth know the messuage orchyarde and close adjoini nge to 
the said orchard and one meadowe uppon the Ryver of Chin 
and one meadow inclosed at a place called the Bridge and 
one parcel of meadow ground, lying in Costone meadowe 
belonging to the sd messuage and situate in Coston and hath 
knowne the same for 70 years. . . 

The sd messuage was called by the name of St. John 
Howld. One Cubbler was the friar clerk and as this 
deponent hathe by the common reporte of the country 
credibly heard the said Cubbley did collect and 'receive the 
yearly Rents of the said messuage and premises for and to 
the use of the Prior of St. John's and saithe that he hathe 
seen the said Cubbley divers tymes repaycr and rcsortc to 
the howse of the said messuage before the dissolution of 
Religious bowses and being demaunded the rcasonc of this 
knowledge he saithe that one William Coston deceased 
grandfather to the plaintiff was the occupant of the said 
messuage and was aiso Godfather to this deponent which 
William Coston towld this deponent that the sd messuage &c. 
did belonge to the Pryorie of St. John's, the yearly rent was 
about 12s. . . 

The howse of the messuage and premisses aforesaid had 
uppon it a Crosse and deponent had seen the said Crosse 
stand uppon the said howse and had heard it reported that 
priviledges of sanctuarye for ccrtayne dayes weare to be had 
at the howse of the said messuage if any man did claymc the 
same. William Coston grandfather of complainant held the 
messuage before such time that Thomas Coston. gentleman, 



father to the defendant John Coston, gentleman had any- 
thinge to doe therewith or made any claim thereto, and he 
hath heard and thinketh that the same he'd under the Prior. 

The sd William Coston, the grandfather, was a very owld 
man, and did inhabit all or most part of his lyffe tyme uppon 
the said messuage and there dyed." 

George Holland of Shelderton co Salop, yeoman, aged. 70, 
did knowe Thomas Coston. gent., and Elizabeth his wife. 
About the time of the suppression of religious houses he 
heard it reported that the sd. messuage and lands did belong- 
to the Priory of St. John's. He did see a cross, as he thinketh 
made of wood, uppon the sd messuage standing uppon the 
louver of the said bowse in such sort as other louvers of 
bowses had not the like as he did see. In those days he 
demaunced of his father what that crosse meant uppon the 
said howse whoe towld hym that yt was sett there to make 
yt knowne to be a howse of St. John's. Yt was theare 
reported to be a howse of sanctuary for eertayne dayes. He 
saith alsoe that he did see William Coston, grandfather to 
the plaintiff dwelling in the sd messuage many years. 

Geffrey Harries of Abcott, Salop, yeoman aged 86. saith 
that about 60 years ago he saw a crosse stand uppon the sd. 
howse which was then accounted to be a place of sanctuary 
or a vowry place and it was then called St. John's howld, 
and about two yeares ago, uppon conference had with one 
George Macklen lately deceased ( whoe was a man of above 
one hundred veares of age dwelling neere to the lands in 
variance) touching the same premisses the sd. George 
Macklen did declare to me that the sd. tenement and lands 
weare parcell of St. John's howld and that a man having 
olfended in those dayes might take sanctuary there for a 
certen space, and saithe that he did know one Cubbiev who 
'as this deponent hath heard reported many yeares sithens < 
'lid gather the rent yssuing out of the said tenement and he 
doth know that the said Cubbleye was a friary cierke before 
ihe dissolution of religious bowses. About 60 years ago he 
did heare that the said crosse uppon the said howse did 
betaken the sd howse to be a place of sanctuary. Deponent 
did heare in owld tyme that one Okeley having killed a man 
did take sanctuarv att the said howse whoe there cxKitynued 


for a spaceancl afterwards escaped thence. William Coston the 
grandfather was a very aged man att the tyme of his decease. 

Henry Birde of Clunbury, aged 93, saith that above 60 
years ago, before the dissolution of priories twoe yonge men 
bothe of them surnamed Okeley cam unto Clunbury where 
this deponent hath dwelled by all his lyffe tyme, beinge 
abowte one myle distant from Coston, in which town of 
Clunbury the then vicar or curate there (being of kyndred to 
the said Okeleys) was resydent, at which time and place the 
said Okeleys did discover unto the sd. vicar that they stood 
in doubte that they had kyiled a man, or words to thaj 
effect, and requested the sayd vicar's ayde to have some place 
of sanctuarye; whereuppon the saide vicar and the said 
Okeleys went ymediately towords the bowse in varyance in 
Coston being a place then reputed of sanctuary and saithe 
that on the morrowe after yt was towld this deponent that 
the said Okeleys at the howse of the said sanctuarye stayed 
and tooke sanctuarye, but the tyme of there contynuance 
there this deponent cannot declare." 

It will be noticed that the witnesses depose to the existence 
of a Cross " standing upon the louver of the house in such 
sort as other louvers of houses had not the like,** as being a 
token that the house belonged to the Knights Hospitallers 
of St. John of Jerusalem, or, as it was called here, The 
Priory of St. John. It is worthy of note that a double 
armed cross is still to be seen on the gable of the Hospital 
of St. John at Northampton, where it is considered to be a 
unique architectural feature. 

With regard to the right of Sanctuary which was said to 
have existed at Coston. it may be well to sav a few words in 
explanation of the general right of Sanctuary. At a time 
when the terrible severity of punishment under the criminal 
law was widely felt, various expedients were sought to 
mitigate its rigour, and one of these was Sanctuary. Any 
person accused of a crime, except treason and sacrilege, who 
succeeded in escaping into one of these favoured places, 
generally a Church, had privilege of Sanctuary., that is, was 
immune from arrest for forty days: and if he abjured the 
realm before the coroner, he was allowed without molest- 
ation to leave the kingdom. 



As a rule it was a Church only which hud this right of 
Sanctuary, and as it was a privilege capable of much abuse, 
^reat care was ordinarily taken that no pi ice, which was not 
strictly entitled to it, had the privilege accorded to it, The 
Knights Templars, however, *'• of ancient time claimed that 3 
felpn plight take to their houses haying their Crosses for his 
safety.,. as well as to any Church,*' 1 and the right seenrs to 
have been allowed to that formidable military Order. When 
the Order of the Templars was suppressed in the reign of 
Edward lh their houses and possessions, and no doubt their 
privileges, were granted by Act of Parliament in 1324 to the 
Knights Hospitallers. 2 It is fairly certain that this appanage 
of the Priory of St. fohn had passed to that house from the 
Templars, as being part of the property of the Preceptory of 
Dinmore. Herefordshire, which formerly was a Preceptory 
of the Knights Templars. 

These facts attach more than ordinary interest to Coston, 
and thev accord with the appearance even to-day of some of 
the outlying buildings. 

Tiie result of this litigation, which has thrown an interest- 
ing light on Coston, is not quite clear. There is a record 
that the house and lands in dispute were held to be part of 
the possessions concealed, or unjustly detained, from the 
Oueen. and that a lease for 21 years without line was to be 
granted to Thomas Coston because " he had brought them 
to her Majesty's possession by his, trouble and charge," in 
other words, that he succeeded in his efforts to deprive John 
Coston of the land and had secured a lease for himself. 
Tnere is also extant a lease, signed by Queen Elizabeth's 
great Counsellor, Lord Burleigh himself, of the property to 
Thomas Coston, which seems to clench the matter, but as 
the lease is dated the 24th July 159S, and the proceedings at 
Purslow did not take place until October 1599. it is probable 
that the litigation was the result of the certificate and lease, 
and not the lease the outcome of the dispute. 

However this may be John Coston remained in possession 
of the Manor of Coston and the main part of the estate. He 

1 Medueval Hospitals by R. M. Clay, 251. 

V.ascjuel' s Henry I'J/f, a>u{ English Monaslt t i<'s. vol. i , p. 45. 
Vol. HI.. 4 1 H Scries, 



married Dorothy, daughter of Roger Kynaston of Shotton 
and he may have been married a second time. 

John Coston was evidently a man of means and of con- 
sequence in his day, as we find him in 1590 a contributor of 
fzo (a much larger sum in those days than now) towards the 
Loan to Ouecn Elizabeth ; two other contributors of the same 
amount being two Members of Parliament for Ludlow. 
Robert Berrie and Thomas Gandland. John Coston had 
one child only, a daughter Alice (called in the Visitation 
Elizabeth), who was baptized at Ciunbury on the 28th July 
15S2, and to whom his estates descended. There is no 
record in the Ciunbury Registers of John Coston's death. 
He was churchwarden of Ciunbury in 1604, and probably 
died shortly afterwards; as his son-in-law Richard Lawley is 
entered as owner of Coston in 1605-6. though Mr. Cos ton is 
said in 1613 to be " lately deceased."" 

Aiice Coston. to whom the estate descended, was married 
twice: first to Thomas Cludde of Orleton. who is said to 
have served with distinction in Ireland, and to have been 
offered the honour of knighthood ; and secondly to Richard 
Lawley of Spoonbill, Wenlock. The first husband Thomas 
Cludde died before 1613, leaving one daughter Beatrice, who 
was baptized at Wrockwardine on March 13, 159S-9. 

In 1 6 1 3 a petition was presented to Lord Ellesmere (the 
Lord Chancellor) by Richard Lawley and Alice his wife, and 
the latter's daughter Beatrice Cludde against Edward Cludde 
the father of Alice's first husband, complaining that he had 
not carried out an arrangement, that, on his son's marriage, 
he would settle on him and his wife the Manor of Hinton 
and other property. It is interesting as giving us some 
particulars of Coston. .Mice is there described as " only 
daughter and heir of John Coston Esquire and inheritrix to 
his Lordship Manor and township of Coston and also of 
certain wood grounds and pasture called Gotlade 1 within the 
parish of Clungonnas and aUo of divers other Messuages in 
Ciunbury, ccc", and it was said that the Manor of Coston 
was of the value of £200 a year. Mr. Cludde in his defence 
stated that his son was not " advanced," as the petitioners 

1 I'roluUy Goathill. 



claimed, by the marriage but rather the contrary, and that he 
had maintained with meat, drink, appanrel and other neces- 
saries, both his son Thomas, and his wife, and their child 
Beatrice, as well as a man servant, and a maid servant, for 9 
or 10 years until Mrs. Cludde's marriage to Richard Lawley, 
iu\d that on that happening. Alice was furnished " with 
several suits of good and costly apparel and rings, jewels and 
ornaments, all which, together with the entertaining of the 
friends of Alice, was to the defendant's charge 1000 marks at 
least. " 

11 The second husband Richard Lawley died without issue 
in 1623. and Alice Lawley (nee Coston) herself died about 
the 23rd February 1634-5. and w as buried at Clunbury, being- 
described in the Register as "Alice Lawley generosa." 

Beatrice Cludde, the grand-daughter of John Coston was 
married to Coningsby Freeman of Neen Sollars and of 
Wenlode, Worcestershire, who was admitted to the Inner 
Temple in 161 1, and carried to him the Coston estate, of 
which he is described as owner in the Subsidy Roll of 1625. 
He died at sometime before 1641, as in the Subsidy Roll of 
1641 Beatrice Freeman, Widow, is entered as owner of the 
lands in Coston and Shelderton. 

Beatrice Freeman seems to have had a daughter Eleanor, 
to whom Coston probably descended, as the Clunbury 
Registers contains an entry of the marriage on the 16th April 
1650, of "John Lawrence, Esquire and Eleanor Freeman." 

In 1S0S the Coston estate was still held by a Lawrence, 
being then sold by William Lawrence of Cowbey in the 
County of Gloucester, to Edward Turner ot Peaton. It 
remained the property of the Turner family until the death 
oi the purchaser's son Edward Turner, who died in 1SC7. 
It was sold in 1S68 to the present owner. 

The present house does not stand on the site of the old 
manor house of the Costons of Coston, though some portion 
of the outbuildings may have formed a part of St. fohn's 
Mould, that old Sanctuary House, " with a cross standing 
upon the louvers in such sort as other louvers of houses had 
not the like." There is an arch of uncertain date in an 
outbuilding, and some masonry, which may well go back to 
the 16th century. Between the present house, which is of 


no crrcat antiquity, and the river Clun are the clearest 
indications of a moat, which is cut into two parts by the 
Central Wales Railway. Upon the site inclosed by this 
moat, doubtless, stood the old manor house which had seen 
so many generations of the Coston family. Unless this spot 
were excavated it is impossible to say whether any masonrv 
remains there, or whether any foundations of the house can 
be discovered, but it is quite possible that the mansion was 
built of wood and that nothing but the moat remains. Sic 
transit gloria do mi. 



Edited .by the Rev. W. G. D. FLETCHER, M.A., F.S.A. 

Tun nineteen early Charters w hich follow relate to messuages 
and lands on Claremont, Shrewsbury ; but which property 
to-day corresponds to the lands contained in these Charters, 
it is of course impossible to decide. The deeds belonged to 
the late Rev. John Yardley, Vicar of St. Chad's, from whom 
they passed to Ins grandson Captain f. H. R. Yardley, In' 
whose permission thev are now given in the Transactions. 
The first Charter is translated in full: the remaining ones 
are abstracts only, but all salient points have been recorded, 
as the full descriptions of grantors and grantees, the names 
of the witnesses, and full details of the property conveyed. 
It will be noticed that the provosts or bailiffs of Shrewsburv 
witnessed all these Charters, and it is thought that they were 
prepared in the office of the Town Clerk. Five or six other 
inhabitants also witnessed each Charter. 

Of the nineteen Charters, ten are witnessed by propositi or 
provosts, and the remaining nine by bailiffs. This shows 
their early date. Erom the year 1199 until about the year 
1290 the town was governed by ' two provosts, who were 
elected annually by the burgesses: but in the middle of 
Edward I.'s reign that title was changed to bailiff. The 1 
bulk of these deeds are therefore prior lo 1290. Nos. I and 
II probably belong to the reign of King John: Nos. Ill to 
NI to the reign of Henry III : Nos. Nil to XIV to the reign 
of Edward I ; Nos. XV and XVI to the reign of Edward II : 
No. XVII to that of Edward III : and Nos. XVH1 and NIX 
to the reign of Edward IV. Only the last six of these deeds 
are dated, the earliest being No. XIV, 21 Edward I. Indeed 
until towards the (dose of Edward Es reign it was not t lie 
custom to date deeds. The approximate dates of the earlier 
deeds can only be ascertained from a careful comparison of 
the names of attesting witnesses. 

Vol. III., mh Series. (l 


The lists of the known Provosts and Bailiffs of Shrewsbury 
are given in Owen and Blakeway s History of Shrewsbury, I. 

— 11. 528—530, and in Joseph Morris's "Provosts 
and Bailiffs of Shrewsbury " printed in the Transactions, 3rd 
Series, Volume I. and subsequent volumes. 

The Charters before us give the names of two sets of 
Provosts, whose names are not recorded in either of the 
above lists, but who must have held office early in the reign 
of Henry HI, namely — 

Roger Pride and John ie Yylein. 

Alan son of Gamel and Hugh le Vilein. 
They also give these Bailiffs who are not named by Owen 
and Blakeway — 

21 Edw I. (1292) John Villane and Roger de Stantone. 

7 Edw. II. (1313) Hugh le Donfowe and Nicholas le Spicer. 
And it should be noted that No. XVII. gives the bailiffs in 
44 Edward III. (1370; as John Stury and John Schetton, 
whereas Owen and Blakeway state that these men held office 
in 1367. 

There are excellent seals in very good condition attached 
to most of the Charters. The legends are given wherever 
they are decipherable; but in three or four eases the seals 
are broken, or the legend is indistinct, and the seal to one 
deed is missing. 

It will be noticed that the rent reserved, either a rose or a 
few pence, is payable in six cases at the Nativity of St. John 
the Baptist (June 24), and four times at ,; Hoke Day" (spelt 
in the Charters Hoketisdey or Hokedey). Hoke Day is the 
Tuesday following the second Sunday after Easter, and is 
said to have been kept in memory of the overthrow of the 
Danes by Ethelred in the year 1002. Hoketyde is the week 
following the second Sunday after Easter. According to 
Blount the rent reserved in early leases was sometimes made 
payable at le Hokeday and the feast of St. Michael. In one 
of these Charters the rent is payable at the feast of St. Peter 
ad vincula (August 1st), an unusual date; and in two of the 
later ones it is made payable at the feasts of St. Michael the 
Archangel and the Annunciation of B. V. Mary, the two 
usual terms in later leases. 



The following is a list of the Provosts and Bailiffs as they 
arc recorded in Captain Yardley's deeds : — 


[ohri Villane $ John Lauh'. 

Luke son of Walter & Walam son of John. 

Roger Pride & John le Vvlein. 

Alan son of Gamel & Hugh le \'ilcin. 

Richard Shitte & Luke son of Walter. 

Peter son of Clement & Roger son of Revner. 

Reginald Porchet and Hugh le Yilein. 

Henry P>orrcy c\: Roger le Paum'. 

John son of Ivo ec John son of Roger Palmer. 

Robert Pride & William son of Nicholas. 


Henry Borrey cv. John de Lodelawe. 
Richard Pride & Simon Grawegos. 

John Villane & Roger de Stantone. (2) (21 Edward I.) 
Hugh le Dunfowe & Nicholas le Spicer. (7 Edward II.) 
Thomas de Bikedon & John Reyner. (13 Edward II.) 
John Stury & John Schetton. (44 Edward III.) 
Thomas Stone, "one of the bailiffs. " (2 Edward IV.) 
William Oteley & Thomas Ponsbury (10 Edward IV.) 

So far as it has been possible to do so, the Charters are 
arranged in Chronological order. 



Know men present and to come that I Hugh son of Adam 
Retel have given and granted and by this my present charter 
have confirmed to Alan Gamel of Salop one part of my 
garden upon Clcremund which contains in breadth thirty 
ieet and in length from land of Roger le Justice up to land of 
Thomas Parsone son of Peter for six shillings of silver which 
he gave to me in hand in my urgent necessity. To have nnd 
to hold of me and my heirs to him and his heirs or his assigns 
and their heirs whomsoever by hereditary right for ever. 
Rendering therefore to me and my heirs at the Nativity of 
St. John the Baptist one rose for all service exaction and 


demand and for all things. And I the said Hugh and my 
heirs will warrant defend and acquit to the said Alan and his 
heirs the said part of my garden against all men and women. 
And because I wish that this my gift and grant shah remajn 
firm and stable I have piaced my seal to the present charter. 
These being witnesses: John Yillane and John Lauhe then 
provosts of Salop. Adam Pangi, Thomas son of Peter. Roger 
le Justice. Roger de Astley. Poeter Knotte. 

Seal— s" hvgonis fil' ade ketil 
(a round seal of green wax.) 

[Endorsed : A garden on Clerimond.] 



Grant from Adam son of Ro^er Pride to Alan son of 
Gamel de Rumaldisham, for his service and for five marks of 
silver, a certain part of a certain curtilage in Cleremunt. 
which part contains in length nine times twenty feet and ten 
feet [Xovies viginti pedes et decern pedes], and in the upper 
part contains twenty four feet and four feet in breadth, and 
in the lower part contains in breadth twenty five feet. To 
hold to said Alan his heirs and assigns. Rendering annually 
at the term of Hoketis-dey one penny for all service. Usual 
clause of warranty. Witnesses: Luke son of Walter and 
Walam son of John, then provosts of Salop, William Talpeny 
and Nicholas clerks, Gamel de Rumaldisham. John Cord he, 
Clement son of Peter, Berteram de Mardevall, Alan son of 
William, William and Richard sons of Eustace, Adam de 
Cardox, William Rulkin, and many others. 

Seal — A horse to the sinister, s' ade fil. rogeri pride. 
(a round seal of green wax). 

[Endorsed: Of ye place of Clirimownt.] 



Grant from Hugh son of William Baril to Alan son of 
Gamel, of two parts of a certain corner house, which house is 
situate near the way which is called Cleremund on one side, 
and land of the said Alan Gamel on the Other, To hold to 



him his heirs and assigns. Rendering annually one at 
the feast of St. John the Baptist. Usual clause of warranty. 
Witnesses: Roger Pride and John le Vyiein, then provosts 
of Salop, Alan Pride. Richard son of the said Alan. Alan 
Reymund. Adam Pangy. Roger de Astirlcv, and many others. 

Seal — -[qu. a barrel sideways] s* fivgonis . Fit/ wn n baril- 
(a round seal of green wax'*. 
[Endorsed : Clerymond.] 



Grant and Quitclaim from Avelina Cox, relict of William 
Cox, in her lawful widowhood and full health, to Alan son of 
Gamel dc Rumaldisham and his heirs, of a certain Curtilage 
with its appurtenances in Cleremund. that namely which 
Henry Wildegos her father gave with her to William Cox in 
free marriage, and which Curtilage lies near land which 
belonged to Robert Shitthe. To hold to said Alan and his 
heirs or assigns by hereditary right. Rendering annually to 
the Provosts of Salop at the term oi Hoketisdey five farthings 
tor all service. For which sale and quitclaim the said Alan 
gave her three marks of silver. Usual clause of Warrant}-. 
Witnesses: Alan son of Gamel and Hugh le Yilein. then 
provosts of Salop, Nicholas son of Ivon, Richard Pride, 
Robert spn of John. William Choc, Robert Pride, Roger 
Pungh. Adam Cox, John C horde, and many others. 

Seal h s' AVE LINE . CHOX. 

(an oval seal of green wax). 
[Endorsed : Clerymond.] 



Sale and Quit Claim from Peter son of Adam to Peter son 
of John Mercer and his heirs, of a certain Curtilage with all 
its appurtenances in Cleremund, that namely which is nearest 
to the Grange which belonged to John Simbel. Rendering 
annuallv at the feast of St. Peter ad vincula to William son 
of c; 

iervase of Sotcplachc two pence for all service &c; For 
which sale and quitclaim the said Peter gave to him [the- 
Kraft for] twenty shillings of silver. Wittie&SQS : Richard 


Sitte and Luke son of Walter, then provosts of Salop. 
William Talpeny, clerk, Andrew son of Hubert, Alan son of 
Hercbert. Richard Pride, Richard hi: son, Nicholas son of 
I von, Thomas Borcy, Robert Hagwas, and many others. 

Seal — petri 

(a round seal of white wax, legend indistinct). 
[Endorsed : Cleremond.] 



Sale and Quitclaim from Thomas son of Roger le Breton 
to Alan son of Gamel dc Romaldesham and his heirs of All 
that moiety of a certain messuage in the street of Cleremund. 
with a rent of ten pence, that moiety namely which lies 
between land formerly of William le Cleremund and land 
formerly of Warin ffondhet, for eight shillings of silver. 
Usual clause of Warrant}': Witnesses : Peter son of Clement 
and Roger son of Reiner, then provosts of Salop, Nicholas son 
of I von, Robert Poncer, Richard Pride, Robert his brother, 
Gamel de Romaldesham, Roger son of Warin, Peter son of 
Adely, Thomas Infantis, and others. 

Seal — a bird winged, + s' tome fili rogeri bretvn 
(a round seal of green wax). 
[Endorsed : Clerymond.] 



Sale and Quit Claim from Peter son of John Cnotte to 
Alan son of Gamel dc Romaldesham, for twenty shillings of 
silver, of an Annual rent of two shillings, which he [Peter] 
was wont to receive from the said Alan annually from a 
certain messuage on Cleremunt which is called Strenchhus. 
And he also quitclaimed to the said Alan and his heirs all the 
right which he had in that messuage with its appurtenances. 
To hold to the said Alan and his heirs. Rendering therefore 
to the provosts of our Lord the King of Salop in the term of 
Hokedey four pence for all service. Witnesses: Reyn'er 
Porchet and Hugh le Vilevn, then provosts of Salop. John 
Borrcy chaplain, William Gangelanl. Adam Ketcl, Laurence 



son of Hunegyth, Adam Pang}-, Alano son of John Corde, 
Peter Pangy, and many others. 
Seal— OCTE. 

[The rest is broken off. The Rev. W. A. Leighton read it 

as S* . ETR .... IOIIIS NOCTE.l 

(a rorind seal of green wax. ) 
r Endorsed: Glerembut.] 



Grant from Aid it ha Cory relict of Radnlph le Kent in her 
widowhood and full health, to Alan Camyl of Salop, of a 
certain plot [placeam] of land with the appurtenances in the 
name of a partition made between her and her sisters of a 
certain garden lying upon Clermond, which plot lies between 
land of Alan Pride on one side and land of William de 
Harleye on the other (side), for four shillings of silver. To 
hold of her and her heirs to him and his heirs. Rendering 
annually at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist one rose for 
all service. Usual clause of Warranty. Witnesses : Henry 
Borrey and Roger le Paumer, then Provosts of Salop, Richard 
Gamyl, Alan Wyl, Adam Pangy, Thomas son of Peter, Peter 
le Justis, and many others. 

Seal— -[?] a wheatsheaf, s' aldit' relict' radvlfi l" rent. 
(an oval seal of red \vax\ 



Grant from John son of Robert Pride, to Richard son of 
Alan Gamel, for four marks of silver, which he gave me in 
hand for my urgent need, of a certain Curtilage upon Clere- 
mont, which is situate between land of Alan Gamel and land 
which was formerly of John le Wylcn. and extends in length 
from a garden of Galfrid Snech up to the road [viam] which 
is called Glereraaont. To hold to him and his heirs. Render- 
ing annually a rose at the feast of St. John the Baptist for 
all service. Usual clause of Warranty. Witnesses: Henry 
Bonvy and John de Lodelawe, then bailiffs of Salon. Alan 



G&mel, William son of the same, John son of the same Alan. 
Adam Pangy. Laurence son of Laurence Edwyn, Robert 
Wycart, Laurence son of Bernard, ana many others, 

Seal — [?] a post between two birds, s' ihohannis pride. 
(a round seal of green wax, broken at the bottom). 
[Endorsed : Of ye place of Clyrymold. 
Ric ve sone of Al. Gamell bought of Rob. P'de.] 



Sale and Quit Claim by Adam son of Roger Pride, to Alan 
son of Gamel and his heirs A certain land with all its 
appurtenances in the street of Cleremund, which lies between 
land of Alice Baldwin and the hill [montem] of Claremund 
on one side and Curtejages of Schoteplace and land which 
was of John Cnocte namely in length and in breadth ; and a 
certain plot [placeam] of land with its appurtenances which 
lies between my own land and land which was formerly of 
John Cnocte, being in breadth xii feet, and contains in breadth 
from the said land up to the high road [regalem viam] of 
Claremonte. And the said Adam and his heirs are bound to 
pay annually the rent [firmam] of the said land' to the chief 
lords of the fee at the appointed term of the year. For which 
the said Alan gave six marks of silver. Usual clause of 
Warranty. Witnesses: John son of Ivon and John son of 
Roger Palmer, then provosts of Salop, Nicholas son of Ivon 
Richard Pride, Edmund Cox, Robert son of Job, Robert 
Pride, Peter son of Clement, Thomas Borrey, and others. 
Seal — a horse to the sinister, s' ade. itl'i rogeri pride. 

fa round seal of green wax). 
[Endorsed : ffrp ye h.yll of Clyrynolbtit to ye Romaldsham 

hill. 4.] 



Sale and Quit Claim by Adam son of Christian [Chrisiiane] 
de Chetewyn, to Alan son of Camel and Peter Aqua tori and 
their heirs. All the moiety of that messuage with ail its 
appurtenances in Cleremund which was of William Godmon 
in the Borough of Salop, with ail right and claim which the 



said Adam or his heirs had. Rendering annually to the 
Bailiffs of our lord the King of Salop at the term of Hoketis- 
dey [blank] of silver for all service &c. For which Alan and 
Peter gave him two marks of silver. Usual clause of 
Warranty. Witnesses: Robert Pride and William son of 
Nicholas, then provosts of Salop. Nicholas son of I von. 
Richard Pride, Robert son of John, Richard Crawe, Hugh le 
Vileyn, William Ghoc, and many others. 

Seal h s" ape. i n. 11. cristi.wi 

(a round seal of green wax.) 

[ Endorsed : Clerembiit.] 


ROMALDESHAM [T27O — J 2C)-|. ] 

Grant from Alan son of Adam Pride of Salop to Alan son 
of Gamel de Romaldesham and his heirs, of two plots 
[placias] of land with their appurtenances in the street of 
Cleremont, one of which lies as to its upper part [superius] 
towards the wall of our lord the Ring, between land of the 
said Alan on both sides opposite a certain curtilage and two 
parcels [particularum] of land which the same Alan Gamel 
gave me in exchange. And the other plot of land lies between 
land of the same Alan on both sides opposite his house, and 
formerly belonged to Adam my father aforesaid. To hold of 
me and my heirs to the said Alan Gamel and his heirs- 
Rendering yearly to the chief lord of the same fee the due 
rent, and to me and my heirs at the feast of the Nativity of 
St. John the Baptist one rose for all service &,c. Usual 
clause of Warranty. Witnesses : Richard Pride and Symon 
Grawegos. then bailiffs of Salop, Roger Pride, Richard Borrey, 
Baldwin de Mardefole, William Gamel, Thomas Kylot. and 
many others. 

Seal — a horse with head reversed, s' ALAN I pripf. 
(a small round seal of green wax.) 

[Endorsed: Carta gardinorum in Cleremont q [oh'es Pride 
nuper tenuit ad terminum vite cS;c. Clervmond.] 
Vol. 111.. 4th Series. II 




ALAN LE GLOVE K [1292.] 

Grant from Richard son of John le Vyleyn of Mardefol, to 
John son of .Man Lc Glover under the W vie, in free marriage 
with Juliana my sister, of one Curtilage with its appurtenances 
upon Cleremund which lies between land of William Gamel 
on one side and land of Alan de Ardulffton on the other side 
And extends in length from the highway [Regia via] to land 
of the said Alan de Ardulffton. To hold to the said John and 
his heirs in fee and in heirship for ever. Rendering to me 
and my heirs a rose at the feast of St. John the Baptist for 
ail service. Usual clause of \Yarranty. Witnesses : John 
Villane and Roger de Statitone then bailiffs of Salop, Richard 
Pryde, William Gamel, Alan Pride, John Gamel, Roger son 
of Alan Pryde, clerk, and many others. 

Seal— a lion rampant, s' vill ED portis [qu.] 
(a small round seal of green wax.) 



21 November 1292. 

Grant from Alan son of Alan de Parva Rossale, to William 
Gamel of Salop and his heirs, of a certain annual rent of four 
shillings which he was wont to receive annually from a certain 
messuage situate in the street of Cleremund between 'land of 
the said William on one side and land of Juliana daughter of 
Alan Gamel on the other (side), and extends from land of the 
said William in length up to the high road [ regale m viam] of 
Cleremound, which tenement the said Alan de Rossale parva 
my father gave up [tradidit] to Alan Gamel and his heirs at 
fee farm for the said annual rent of tour shillings. To hold 
to said William Garnet and his heirs. For which grant the 
said William Gamel gave to the said Alan son of Alan of 
Parva Rossale twenty shillings of silver, and one messuage in 
Monks Foliate Salop. Usual clause of warranty. Witnesses; 
John Villane and Roger de Staunton, then bailiffs of the tow n 
of Salop, John de Lodelewe. Richard Prid, John Gamel, Alan 



i'ryd, Simon Raymond, John son of I von, and others. Dated 
Friday on the morrow of St. Edmund King and Martyr 21 

Seal — a dog pursuing a hare uoiun .... woy . . 

(a small round seal of green wax.) 



son of alan pride. 23 November 1313. 
Grant from Radulph de Kyrkeby of Salop and Isabella his 
wife, formerly the wife of Alan de Ardeston. to Roger son of 
Alan Pride of Salop clerk, for a certain sum of money, a 
certain part of a certain Curtilage with its appurtenances, 
which lies upon Clcremont, between land of the said Roger 
on one side and a Curtilage formerly of the said Alan de 
Ardeston on the other side, and contains in breadth in the 
lower part of the same garden near the town wall fifty three 
feet, and in the middle forty feet, and in the part nearer to 
the garden of the said Roger thirty eight feet, and extends in 
length from the garden of the said Roger up to the road near 
the walls of our lord the King of Salop. To hold to said 
Roger and his heirs of the chief lords of that fee. Rendering 
annually to the chief lords of that fee the due and accustomed 
rent. Usual clause of warrant}-. W ltnesses : Hugh le 
Dunfowe and Nicholas ie Spicer, then Bailiffs of Salop, 
Nicholas Ivc, William de Upton, Thomas Vaghan, Thomas 
Gam el, Simon Colic, John Reiner. Robert de Frees, and others. 
Dated at Salop Friday the least of St. Clement Pope, 7 
Edward son of King Edward. 

Seals (1) — S' ALAN I DE ARDESTON. 

(2) — A bird, s' issabell * clemehn 
(2 round seals of green wax.) 

[Endorsed : Clerymond.] 


thomas camel, i March I^I<)-20. 

Quit Claim by Alice, daughter of John lc Glover of Salop, 
and Isabella sister of the said Alice, to Thomas Game! of 


Salo}) his heirs and assigns, for a certain sum of money, of all 
their right and claim in a certain Cnrt ; lage with its appur- 
tenances in Salop, which lies on Cleremount, between a 
Curtilage formerly of William Gamel which Mabilla who was 
the wife of the same William holds in dower on one side, and 
a Curtilage formerly of Alan de Ardeston on the other (side); 
and extends in length from the street of Cleremonnt up to the 
said Curtilage formerly of the said Alan de Ardeston. Usual 
clause of Warranty. Witnesses: Thomas de Bykedon and 
John Reyner, then Bailiffs of Salop, William de Upton, 
Robert de Prces. Alan de Wenloke, Roger atte Yate. Simon 
de Wenloke. and others. Dated at Salop I March 13 Edward 
son of King Edward. 

Seals— (1 ) s" a nc ie fie. joh. le glover 


(both oval seals of white wax.) 
[Endorsed: ij Curfylages upon Clerymond, dated Ao — 17,20.] 


ROGER PRYDE. 8 April 1 37 1. 

Grant and lease to fee farm from John son of Thomas 
Gamel of Salop, to John son of Roger Pryde of Salop clerk, 
of one plot [placea] of land in the town of Salop upon 
Cleremond lying in length from the house of the said John 
Pride up to the house of the said John Gamel which Henry 
de Schalen holds af him [the grantor], and extends in breadth 
from the high road [via regia] up to the garden of the Blake 
halle To hold to the said John his heirs and assigns at fee 
farm of the chief lords of that fee by the services therefore 
due and accustomed. Rendering to the said John Gamel his 
heirs and assigns each year after two years from the date of 
these presents, at the feasts of St. Michael and the Annunci- 
ation of Blessed Mary, twelve pence of silver by equal 
portions. Usual clause of Warranty. Witnesses: John 
Stury and John Schetton, then bailiffs of the town of Salop, 
Hugh de Withiford, Robert de Lye, Thomas de Frees, John 
Rondulf, John Blake, William HaUleve, and others. Hated 



at Slaop on Tuesday next after the feast of Easier 44 
Howard III. 

The seal is missing. 

[Endorsed: A place upon Clerymond, dated Ao. dni. 1370.] 



Grant and lease to fee farm indented, from John Waven 
and Agnes his wife an 1 R )bert Brian and EUsabct his wife, 
the daughters and coheiresses of John Gamel late of Salon 
deceased, to Thomas Wymies and Sibilla his wile, of one void 
plot of land as it lies in a certain lane leading towards 
Cleremount near the high way [viam regiam]. betw een land of 
Hugh Kynton on one side and land of the said John Gamel 
lately in the tenure of the said Thomas Wynnes on the other 
side, and extends from the high way up to land of the said 
John Gamsl latelv in the tenure of Roger Tilliley. To hold 
to the said Thomas and Sibiila and their heirs of the chief 
lords of that fee by the services therefore due &c. Rendering 
annually to the grantors four shillings of silver at the feasst 
of St. Michael the archangel and the Annunciation of Blessed 
Mary the Virgin by equal portions. Power of distress if the 
rent is one month in arrear ; and of re-entry if unpaid lor one 
year. Usual clause of Warrant}'. Witnesses : Thomas Stone? 
then one of the bailiffs of the town of Salop, Richard Stum 
Roger Evton, Thomas Byriton, John Grafton, and many 
others. Dated at Salop on Sunday the feast of St. Peter ad 
vincula i Edward IV. 

Two Seals — no Arms or Inscriptions. The second is [qu.] 
a tree inverted. 

[Endorsed: Clercmbut. Clerymond.] 



Quit Claim from Thomas Wolryche of Dudmaston son and 
heir of Andrew Wolryche to Degory Watur of Salop his heirs 
and assigns of all his right and interest in all those five 


gardens in Salon, lying near Clerymond, which William 
Wolryche formerly had of the gift and grant of William 
Taylor otherwise called William London of Wcnlok and 
Katerine his wife, also of and in all other gardens and lands 
lying upon Clerymond or elsewhere within the liberties of the 
town of Salop. Witnesses : William Oteley and Thomas 
Ponshury. Bailiffs of the town of Salop. John Hord, Thomas 
Thorny s, Thomas Bury ton, esquires, and many others. Dated 
at Salon on the feast of St. Margaret the Vigin 10 Edward IV. 

Seal — [?] a tree, no Inscription, with some string inter- 
twined round. 

[Endorsed : Cleremont, dated Ao. dni. 1470. C. no. 6.1 



By CHARLES G. O. BRIDGE.MAN, Barrister-at-Law. 

The early history of the Manor of Edgmond, which was 
granted together w ith the vill of Newport to Henry de Audley 
by King Henry III. in 1227. has l)een exhaustively treated 
by the Historian of Shropshire (Eytoh's Antiquities of Shrop- 
shire, lx. 114 — 129, and cf. vii. 183 — 190), and it would be 
superfluous to repeat it here in detail. But Eyton of course 
deals only with the early histon*, which he does not carry 
much beyond the beginning of the fourteenth century : and 
from that time onwards the only historical account of this 
manor to be found in print (so far as I am aware 1 ) consists 
of the extremely meagre and by no means always accurate 
notices collected in Lloyd and Duke's History of Shropshire 
(p. 166), the brief account given by Miss Auden in her 
Prefaces to the Edgmond and Tibberton Registers published 
by the Shropshire Parish Register Society (Vol. XIII., Parts 
I. and II.), and the summary recently communicated to the 
same Society by the Rev. Ernest Bridgeman and printed at 
the end of the Edgmond Registers (Vol. XIII., Part II.. 
p. 234). It has been thought that a more complete and 
succinct account of the devolution of this manor from the 
date when Eyton leaves off down to modern times, compiled 
in the main from authoritative records at the Public Record 

1 Since this paper was written I have come across the articles in the is: Series 
of the Shropshire Archceological Society's Transactions by the late Mr. Edward 
Jones on the Historical Recouls of Newport, the early history ot which is 
intimately connected with the Manor of Edgmond ; and the account there given 
is so full and complete that a considerable part ot what I have written here 
seems almost superfluous, lint I have thought it best to leave it as it stood 
with an occasional reference in the footnotes to Mr. Jones's aiticies. It is .a 
any rate satisfactory to find that with a tew tritlin£ exceptions we seem to have 
arrived independently at the same results. (See S. A. S. Trans., ist Ser., vii. 
;,4<) -3S2 : viij. 229— 20S; ix. 1 1 7 — 1 70 ; and x. o/j — I 2 3 , but especially the 
lust of these aiticies ) 

Vol. III., .ph Series. 1 


Office, might be of sonic use for County historical purposes 
and of sufficient interest to find a pi ice in the Shropshire 
Archaeological Society's Transactions. For this, down to the 
end of the reign of Richard III., and to a lesser extent to 
the end of the reign of Charles I., we must rely chiefly on 
inquisitions post mortem ; but from the reign of Edw ard IV., 
when "common recoveries" first came into vogue as a means 
of defeating estates tail, valuable information may sometimes 
be derived from the records of Recoveries and Fines, whilst, 
the Manor of Edgmond being held of the Crown in capite, 
licences of alienation and pardons for alienation without 
licence on the Patent Rolls and Originalia Rolls (to the 
latter of which there is unfortunately no calendar in existence 
for this period) often supply a missing link in tracing the 
devolution of the title. 

It may be convenient to preface the following account In- 
stating that in Saxon times there were six bcrewicks 1 belong- 
ing to the Manor of Edgmond and referred to (without how- 
ever their names being given) in the Domesday Survey. 
Evton takes five of these to have been Adeney, Field Aston, 
Church Aston, Pickstock, and Little Hales. 2 He does not 
expressly identify the sixth, but there can belittle doubt that 
the sixth is (and was recognised by Eyton to be) Newport, 
which is not separately mentioned in Domesday, and which 
owed its status as a free borough, and probably also its name, 
to Norman times; for Eyton says that it was founded in or 
before Henry I's reign "within the Royal Manor of Edgmond'' 
afterwards granted by Henry III. to Henry de Audley, 3 and 
he also cites the Tenure Roll of Bradford Hundred, taken 
about 1285, where the vill of Newport is mentioned, together 
with Adeney, Great Aston, Little Aston, Little Hales, and 
Pickstock, as one of the members of the Manor of Edgmond 
and as being then held by the Burgesses of Newport of 

J A berewick is a village or hamlet belonging to a manor, generally as a 
member but sometimes as a subinfeudation thereof : it is a word that occurs 
requently in the Domesday Survey. 

- Kyton, Ant- oj Shropshire i\. 114. 

s /A., ix. 129. The mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey under Edgmond 
would doubtless be tire mill occupied in connection with the celebrated Newport 
Vivary. (S.A.S. 7>ans. t 1st Ser., vii. 349, 353). 


Nicholas de Audley as a free borough. 1 Of these six bere- 
wicks or members I propose to say a few words at the end 
of this paper, but I may here state shortly that Adeney was 
granted to Croxden Abbey in frank almoig.11 by King John in 
1206, and afterwards in 12S7 exchanged for land elsewhere 
with Buildwas Abbey r that of Great (or Field) Aston three 
virgates were granted to Robert Pinzun in sergeantry by 
Henry II. in 1155, and subsequently made over by the 
Pinzuns, as to two virgates to Shrewsbury Abbey and as to 
one virgate to Lilleshall Abbey, in frank almoign, that 
another virgate was in 1255 held of the Audleys by one 
Edith a widow of Newport, and that the rest of the hamlet had 
before 1255 been subinfeudated by Sir James de Audley to 
Geoffrey de Thorp; 3 that Little Hales had been subin- 
feudated to John de Hales; 4 that Little (or Church) Aston 
and Pickstock were retained in the hands of the lords of the 
Manor of Edgmond as members thereof until the reign of 
Queen Elizabeth, whilst the seignory of Newport (usually 
described as a separate manor) remained in the possession of 
the lords of the Manor of Edgmond till the death of the last 
Audlev in the direct male line in 1 39.1. 5 The advowson of 
Edgmond Church had long before the grant of the manor to 
the Audleys been bestowed by Earl Roger de Montgomery 
upon Shrewsbury Abbey as part of their original foundation, 
and never belonged to the Audleys. 0 

The Manor of Edgmond, with the vill of Newport, passed 
on the death of Sir Henry de Audley of Heleigh in 1246 to 
his son Sir James de Audley, who was Justiciary of Ireland 
from 1270 to 1272 and died in 1272. 7 He married in 1244 
Ela, daughter of William Longespec Earl of Salisbury by 
whom he had four sons, viz : James, Henry, William, and 
Nicholas, who all in turn succeeded to the family estates, 
and a fifth son Hugh, upon whom his mother bestowed her 
manor of Stratton co. Oxford, and who was summoned to 

1 Eyton, Ix. 119, 120. 

5 lb., ix. 121. 

5 /6., ix. 122 — 125. 
4 /A„ ix. 126. 

s i\. 1 29—135. 

6 /<>., is, 126—128 ; Xfon. An<;7. iii., 513. 

' lnq M 56 lien. II I., No. 8. ( Sew Calendar of Inquisitions, vol. i M No» 788), 


Parliament in 132 1 as a Baron. Ela de Audley died in or 
before 1299. 1 Cockayne in his Complete Peerage, following 
the account given in Beltz's Memorials of the Garter- and an 
article in the Herald and Genealogists makes out the first four 
sons of Sir James dc And ley to be his sons by a first wife 
(name unknown), and his youngest son Hugh only to be the 
son bv Ela Longespee. 4 This hypothesis is based on his 
undoubted fact that after her husband's death Ela made 
over to or settled on her son Hugh the manor of Strattom 
which had been given to her husband and herself in frank 
marriage. Bcltz contends that under a settlement in frank 
marriage, which involves an entail upon the heirs of the 
two bodies of the donees, it would be legally impossible 
for her to make it over to a younger son to the prejudice 
of her eldest son. Mr. Josiah Wedgwood, M.P., in his valu- 
able article on the Parentage of James de Audley, K.G.. in 
the William Salt Society's Staffordshire Historical Collections,' 0 
has shewn conclusively that Ela was married to Sir jamcs 
de Audley of Heleigh and the settlement on them in frank 
marriage made in 1244. 0 and that all the sons w ere born after 
that date, so that (whether legally impossible or not) it was 
undoubtedly her youngest and not her eldest soii to whom 
after her husband's death she made over the manor of 
Stratton. I venture to think that the explanation is a very 
simple one and the legal difficulty purely imaginary. The 
settlement haying been made in 1244, long before the passing 
of the Statute of Westminster the second usually known as 
De donis Condiiionalibus (13 Ed. I.), the estate thereby created 
was not an estate in tail special but a fee simple conditional 
on the birth of a child ; and I can see no reason w hatever 

1 Pat. Rolls 2S lid. I., m. 33. The i iquisition of 1325-6. referred tc in both 
editions of the Complete Peerage, is that taken on the death of her grand- 
daughter, Ela the wife of Sir James de l'crcrs. Cf.' Stall. Hist, GW/./N.S., 
ix. 204. 

2 Uelt/'s Memorials of the Gaffer, pp. 75-S4, as p. 82." 
5 Herald and Genealogist , v. 05. 

4 I find tiiat in the new edition of the Complete Peerage', "by the Hon. Vicary 
Gibbs, this mistake (with several others occurring in the hrtt edition to which I 
have referred in this paper) lias been corrected, but I was not acquainted with 
the new edition when this paper was prepared. Although the mistake of fact is 
corrected, no explanation is there given of the supposed legal difficulty. 

•'• Stajf, Hist. Coll.. N.S., ix. 24s — 268, at p. 251, 

,; /*., iv. 102. 


why in the year 1272, thirteen years before the passing of 
the statute, Ela de Audley (after issue born and the death 
of her husband) should not have alienate ! the manor even 
to a stranger, if she had thought lit so to do. 1 



Sir Henry de Audley, b. c. 1 1 75, succ. a/j/e- r Bertrcd, dau. of Ralph Main waring, 
1211, Sheriff of Salop and Stalls. 12 16, I Seneschal of Chester, living 
1221, 1223-32, grantee of Ldgmond 1249. 
1 227, d. 1246. I 


Sir James de Audley, b.c 1220, Sheriff -fLla, dan. of .William Longe?pee, Eail 

of Salop and Staffs. 1261-9, Justiciary 
of Ireland 1270— 1272, d. June ; 272. 

of Salisbury, rel. 1272, living 1283 
ind 1293, «• 1299- 

James dc Audley, — Matilda, rel. 1273. 
h. 1250, d. s.p. 22 m. 1274 John Dei 
Nov. 1273. villa Lord Dcivill. 

d. 1276. 

Henry de Audley, =Lucy, rel. 1276, 
b. 125 1, d :s.p. ante m. ante 1281, 
22 April 1276. Sir Wm. Uithre. 

Lord Rithre, liv- 
ing 1283 and 1303. 

I. ..I 
Sir William de Audley, Nicholas de Audley, -7-Katherine, dau. and coh. of 

b. 1253, d. s.p. unmar. 
ante 28 Dec. 1 2S2. 

b. ante 125S, succ. 
12S2, d. ante 28 
Aug. 1299. 

Thomas de Audley— Eva, dau, of Sir John 
b. 12SS, d. s.p. Clavering, 2nd Lord 
under age 1307, Clavering, m. (2) Sir 
Thomas Ufford, Sir 
James Audley (?), and (4) Sir 
Robert Benhales, d. 1369. 

John Giffard, Baron of 
Brimsfield and Matilda his 
wife (dau. and heir ol 
Walter Lord Clifford and 
widow of William Longes- 
pee Earl of Salisbury), liv- 
ing 1322, then a nun at 

Nicholas de Audley, Lord Audley, 
sum. to Parliament as a Baron 
1313, b. 11 Nov. 1289, d. Dec. 
1 ; 1 6. 

Joan. dau. of Sir William Maitin of Kcmeys 
co. Pembroke, 1st Lord Martin, and 
coh. of her brother William, 2nd Lord 
Maitin, and widow of Henry Lacy, Karl 
of Lincoln, rri. 13 12, d. ante Aug. 1322. 

Joan, dau. of Roger Mortimer, =pjames de Audley, =f=Isabcl, qu. dau. of Rogci 

Earl of March, m. in or ante 
June 1330, living 1337, def. 
135 1 (1st wife). 

Lord Audley, b. 
8 Jan. 1313, d. 1 
Ap. 1386. 

Lord Strange, m ante 
Dec. 1351. living 136 i 
and (?) 1366 (2nd wi;e). 

*r 1 

1 Blackstonu's Commentaries, ii. 93*95 ; Littleton, sec. 13; Coke upon 
Littleton, 19a, and note. 


a I 

Nicholas de Audley,— Elizabeth, dau. 
Lord Audley, b, c. of Henry Lord 
132S, d. Is p. 22 July Beaumont, m. 
1391. c 1 331, d. 27 

Oct. 1400. 

I , ! 

Joan, m. Sir John Margaret, m. 

Tuuchet of Mark ante 1353 Sir 

Ealon, co. Derby, Roger Hillary, 

def. 1391. d. s./>. 1 4 1 1 . 

! 1 I U 

Sir James dc Sir! homas dc Roland cie Oliver de Audley. Margaret (or 

Audley, d.s.p. Audley, living Audley, liv- living 1360, def. Blanche), m. 

c. 13/0. 1350, </r/. 1385 iug 1370, 13705./). Fuik Lord 


def. 138: 

def. 1391. 

Hugh de Audley. the elder, of Stratton--Isolda, dau. of Sir Edmund dc Mor- 

timer of Wigm-ore, and widow ot 
Sir Walter 'dc Halun of Much 
Marcle, co. Hereford, m ante 1293. 

Audley, co. Oxon, b. c. 1260, sum. to I 
Parliament as Hugh de Audley pernor j 
132F, d. 1325-5'. j 

j . I 

Sir James de=Eva, dau. of Sir Hugh dc Audley, thc^Margaret, d. and coh. 
Audlev, ) John Clavering, younger, b. c. 1289, j of Gilbert de Clare, 
■ sum. to Pari, as Hugh 1 Eml cf Gloucester, 
Audley junior 13 17, I and widow of Tiers 
cr Earl of Gloucester j Gaveston, m. 1 3 1 7 , d. 

King's Squire* and widow of 
I3i2,d. 1334-? Thomas de 

Audley and of 
Sir Jas. UlVord 
(who d. 1314), 
\ & 1369. 

1337. d. 10 Nov. 1347. I 1342 

Sir Peter de Audley, 

d. s.p. 1359. 

Sir James de Audley, 
K.G.. b. c. 1322, hero 
of Poitiers 1 356, 
d. s.p. 1369. 

Margaret, =pRalph Baron Stafford 
b. 1317, I cr. Earl of Stafford 
T349- I 1353- 

Earls of Stafford and 
Dukes of B ckingham. 

James, the eldest son of Sir James de Audley of Heleigh, 
died without issue in 1273 shortly after his father, leaving a 
widow Matilda, who had dower assigned to her. 1 Henry, the 
second son, died without issue in 127G, leaving a widow- 
Lucy. 2 William, the third son, died unmarried in 1282." 
Nicholas, the fourth sou, died in 1299,* having married 
Kathcrine daughter and coheir of John Giffard Baron of 
Brimsiield, w ho survived him and took the veil. By her he 

1 Ihq. 2 Ed. I., No>. 30 and 00. (Cal. Inq. IT, No. Q7). 

2 Inq. 4 Ed. 1 . No. 50 ; 6 Ed. I., No. 46. (Cal. In.). IT. Nos. 197, 2S3) 

3 Inq. 11 Ed. T, No. 34. (Cal. I n c | IT, No 476). 
* Inq. 27 Ed. T. No. 46; (Cal. Inq. III., No. 530*. 


hail two son?, who in turn succeeded to his estates, 1 viz. 
Thomas and Nicholas. Thomas married Eva, daughter and 
heir of Sir John Clavering, but died without issue in 1307 :- 
his widow married (secondly) Sir Thomas Ufford, who died 
iu 1314. (thirdly) Sir James Audley of Stratton, her first 
husband's cousin, by whom she was the mother of the cele- 
brated Sir jamcs Audley, K.G.. the hero of Poitiers. 3 and 
(fourthly) Sir Robert Benhales : she died in 13^9. Nicholas 
de Audley, the second son of Nicholas and brother of Thomas, 
was summoned to Parliament as a Baron by writ dated 
S January, 1313, being the first of the family who was so 
summoned, unless indeed the summons to his father in 1296 
should be considered as a summons to Parliament. 4 He 
married Joan, daughter and in her issue eventually sole heir 
of Sir William Martin Lord Martin, and widow of Henry 
Lascy (or Lacy) Karl of Lincoln, and died in 131 7, leaving a 
son James then only three years of age. - ' 

From this point onwards no further information is to be 
derived from Evton, and it is therefore necessary to proceed 
with more caution and in somewhat further detail. But 
before doing so it may perhaps be convenient here to give 
the particulars of the Manor of Edgmond as they are set out 
in an extent included in the inquisition taken on the death 
of this Nicholas de Audley in 1391. It purports to be an 
extent of Edgmond with its members and the vill of Newport, 
held of the King by the service of one sparrowhawk and 
4s. 4d. rent : the Newport part is given by Evton under that 

1 See Cockayne's Complete Peerage, sub nom., and the article by Mr. Josiah 
Wedgwood in Staff, Hist. Coll., N. S. ix. 245— 26S, q.v. for an excellent 
pedigree of the Audleys. Cockayne appears to have thought that Thomas de 
Audley died before his father, and does not put him down as one of the barons 
by tenure; but there can be no doubt that Eyton and Mr, Wedgwood are 
correct in stating that his father died in 1209 and he in 1307. This mistake is 
now corrected in the new edition of the Complete Peerage. 

2 Inq., 1 lul. II., No. 63. (Cdl. Inq. IV.,' No. 6:). 

3 Mr. Wedgwood advances strong reasons lor concluding that Sir lames 
Audley, K.G , was illegitimate, and npparertly doubts the met of the marriage 
between his parents. It is possible that his mother's previous marriage with 
his father's first cousin Thomas de Audley mav allord some explanation of the 
illegitimacy of their children, for they could not contr?ct a legrl marriage 
without a papal dispensation. 

* Mr. Wedgwood apparently did so con.-ider it, but see the article on Audley 
of Helcigh in the new edition of the Complete Peerage^ which was written with 
Mr. Wedgwood's help, and the preface to that edition, pp. \xiii and wiv. 

s Inq., 10 Ed. II., \o 73. ( Inq. VI., No. 56). 


heading, 1 but I cannot find there any summary of the rest of 
Edgmond. The jurors find that there are there a capital 
messuage in annual value worth 2S., one carucate of arable 
land containing 60 acres worth 20s., each acre being worth 
4d.. 10 acres of meadow worth 20s., each acre bring worth 2s.. 
rents of assize of socmen worth £8 13s. old., rents o'f assize 
of new land appropriated 100s., that there is at Pickstock. 
which is a member of Edgmond. 32s. akl. of rent of assize 
of socmen, and at Aston [i.e. Little Aston], which is a 
member of Edgmond, 40s. 2hd. of rent of assize of socmen, and 
that there are pleas and profits of Court there worth 40s. 
Total £21 gs. ojd., or deducting the rent resolute £21 4s. S^d.- 

Jamcs de Audley, who succeeded on his father's death as 
second Baron Audley, was twice married. His first wife was 
Joan, daughter of his guardian, Roger Mortimer Earl of 
March, by whom he had two sons. Nicholas and Roger, and 
two daughters, Joan and Margaret. His second wife was 
Isabel, daughter of Roger Lord Strange, 3 to whom he was 
married before April. 1353. and by whom he had four sons, 
James, Thomas. Roland and Oliver, and one daughter 4 
Margaret, sometimes called Blanch."' He died 1 April. 1386, 
but in the inquisition taken on his death there is no mention 
of the Manor of Edgmond, though Newport is mentioned : 
this is doubtless because Edgmond had in 135S, some time 
before his death, been made over to his son Nicholas. 

Nicholas de Audley, third Baron Audley, who succeeded 
to that title on his father's death in 13S6, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Henry Lord Beaumont and of Alice suo jure 
Countess of Buchan. He died w ithout issue 22 July, 1301 :" 
his wife survived him and died 27 October, 1400." From 
the inquisitions taken on their respective deaths it appears 

1 E) ton's . In/. ofShrup., ix. 135. 

8 Inq. 10 Kd. II., No. 73 (now File 56(3 ) ). 

3 Cockayne in the Complete Peerage calls her Isabel, daughter and coheir t f 
Wi liam Malbank, Baron of Wich Malbank, But as to this see the new edition 
by the Hon. Vicary Gil-bs; and cf. S/aft. Hist. Co//., M.S., ix. 266; Geneaio 
gtst,i iv. 69-75, vi. 16-19 '» ar, d Cooke's Additions to Duncotnb'S Herefordshire, 
ni. 10 and iv. 1 32. 

4 Stafr. Hist. Co//., xi., igo. and xv. 6. 
8 Inq., 9 K'C 1 1., No. r. 

(; Inq., 15 Rich. I !.. No. r. 
7 Inq., 2 lien. 1 V., NY, 56. 



that the Manor of Edgmond had been settled upon Nicholas 
and Elizabeth and the heirs of their two bodies, with re- 
mainder to the heirs of the body of Nicholas, remainder to 
the right heirs of his father James Lord Audley, whilst the 
manors of Fordesham and Newport had been settled upon 
Nicholas and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder to the right heirs of Xicholas. 

Roger, the own brother of Nicholas, and his four half- 
brothers had all died without issue before Nicholas himself : 
his sister Joan had married Sir John Touchet of Markeaton, 
co. Derby, and was dead leaving' issue : his sister .Margaret 
had married Sir Roger Hillary and was still living ; while his 
half-sister Margaret (or Blanch) had married Fulk Lord 
Fit/warine, and had died leaving issue. Consequently, on 
the death of Elizabeth the widow of Nicholas Lord Audley 
in 1400, the remainders in the two settlements took effect, 
as to the manors of Fordesham and Newport in favour of 
his great-nephew John Touchet (the grandson of Joan) and 
his sister Margaret Hillary, as the right heirs of Nicholas, 
and as to the Manor of Edgmond in favour of his great- 
nephew John Touchet, his sister Margaret Hillary, and his 
great-nephew Fulk Lord Fitzwarine, the grandson, of his 
half-sister Margaret (or Blanch), as the right heirs of his 
lather James Lord Audley, between whom the Barony of 
Audley, created by writ, had also fallen into abeyance. This 
accounts for the otherwise rather puzzling fact that from 
that time forward the Manor of Edgmond devolved in third 
shares, whilst that of Newport was held in two equal 

It will be necessarv to trace the title to these three shares 
of Edgmond separately, and it may perhaps be convenient to 
deal first with Margaret Hillary's share, because the title to 
the other two shares afterwards became reunited. 

Margaret Hillary's husband, Sir Roger Hillary, was the 
son of the person of the same name who was Chief Justice 
of the Common Pleas 1 341-^ and 1354-7. He himself 
appears to have been a sergcant-atdaw in 1 30b and knighted 
in or before 1304; he died in or about 1402 ; 1 his w ife 

1 Inq., .} Hen. IV., No. 30. 
Vol. III., 4th Seiies. 


Margaret survived him and died without issue in 141 1. 1 But 
some years previously they had joined together in selling her 
reversionary interest in one moiety of Fordesham and 
New port and in one-third of Edgmond to Hugh de Holes, 
reserving only an interest for her life, which was secured to 
her bv a lease for 40 years from 14 February 2 Henry IV. 
( 1 401) terminable on her death. Her heir was found tobe 
her great-great-nephew James Touchet or Audlev. 2 


Hugh e'e Holes, purchased share of=pMargery, dau. and coh. of John de 
Edgmond from Roger and Margaret Dumville, lord of Oxton and Bruns- 
Hillary c, 1401, d. June t 4 t 5 . tath, co. Chester. 

Thomas de Holes of Albrighton, co. Salop, =f Alice, dau. of m. (2) in 

b. c. 1391, d. March, 1420. j 1422 John Stretely. 

Sir John Troutbeck of Dunham, co. Chester. ^Margery de Hole?, b. r. 14 18, 
d. June 1458. I d. 11 Nov. 1456. 

Sir William Troutbeck, b. c, 1432/7= Margaret, dau. of Thomas Lord Stanley 
d. 23 Sept. 1459, fell at Blore- m. (2) Sir John Butier of Bcwsev, 

Sir William Troutbeck, b. c. Adam Troutbeck, of Mob-— Margaret, dau. of Si 1 
1450, d. s.p. 10 Nov. 1510. berley. co. Chester, d. j John Butier 01 Lew- 

ante 1510. sey. 


Margaret Troutbeck, b. c. 1492, =pSir John Talbot of Grafton,=f=Elizabeth, dau. of 
living 1521 (1st wife). | co. Worcester, d, 10 Sept. Walter Wrottes- 

| 1549- I ley, Esq. (2nd 

1 wife) 

Sir Tonn Talbot, of Grafton=p Frances, dau. of Sir lohn Earls Talbot and 18th 

and Albi ighton, tel. 30 
1549, d. June, 1555. 

Clittai d of Chillington, co. and later Maris of 
Stalls., (i. Dec. 1574. Shrewsbury. 

Catherine, dau ofSir-pJohn Talbot, Esq., of Grafton~Margaret, dau. of Edward 

William 1'etre (1st 

and Albrighton, d. 29 Jan. Lord Windsor, d. s.f>. 
161 1. 1 1020 (2nd wife). 

. I I 

George I albot, Esq., 01 Grafton and lohn Talbot, Ksq.,^ Eleanor, dau, and 

Albrighton, b.ante 1565, succ. l6iS of Longford, living coh. ofSil Ihomai 

ins cousin as 9th Earl of Sinews- 161 \, d. anlc 10.50. Baskerville, 
bury, d. umnar. 1630. 

1 Inq., 12 Hen. IV., No. 36, 

2 Inq- 12 Hen. IV., No. 36. 


Miry, dau. of Sir Frmcis~John Talbot, Esq, of Longford, 
Fortescue of Sudden Hall, I b, ante 1601, succ, his uncle as 
co. BUCKS, K.B., d. 1635 | 10th Eatl of Shrewsbury 1630, 
(j st wife). I d. 8 Feb. 1654 . 

Frances, dau. of 
Thomas Lord 
Arundell of VVard- 
our, d. 1052 (2nd 


Thomas Talbot, Esq.. of Long-^pAnne, dau. ot Sir John Bruno Talbot, 

lord, d 30 June x 6^6, bur. at 

John Yate, living Talbot, Chan.ofExch. 
1692, d. 30 Dec. d. s.p, in Ireland, 
1706. d. s.p. 

John Talbot. Esq , of Longford, ==Cathcrine, dau. o( John Lord Bc'asysc, 
d.s.p. June 1743. m. March 1692. 

(leorge Talbot, m. Mary, dau. Franc's Talbot, nth— =Anna Maria, dau. of | 
of Percy Herbert, 2nd Lord Earl of Shrewsbury, I Robert Ear! of Car- j 
Po>vis, pa. s.p. d. 1667. digan (2nd wife). 

! I 

Charles Talbot, inh Earl of Shrewsbury, cr. Duke John Talbot, d. unm. 
of Shrewsbury, b. 1660, d. s.p 17)8. 

Edward Talbot, 
d. 1644. 

Gilbert Talbot^-pjane, dau. of 
of Cooksey. j 

. Flats'oury. 

I i I 

John Talbot, Right Rev. Gilbert Talbot, 13th George=f-M an', dau. of 

d. ante 1 7 1 S Earl of Shrewsbury, R.C. priest, Talbot, I Thomas, Yisct. 

s.p, d. unm. 1743, Bishop of Bertha d. 12 Fitzwilliarn, m. 

In Italy. Dec. 1733 ' 1719, d. 1752. 

I ~ f ~ ! ~ 

George Talbot, 14th Earl of Shrewsbury, Charles—Mary, dau. of Sir Tierce 

b. 17 19, m. 1753 Elizabeth, dau. of Talbot Martyn of Talacre, c< 
Hon. John Dormer, d. s.p. July 1787. Flint (2nd wife). 

Charles Talbot, 15th 
Fail of Shrewsbury, 
b. 1754, m. 1792 
Elizabeth, dau. of Jas. 
Holy of Dublin, d. 6 
April 1S27, s.p. 

Harriet Anne 
dau. of Rev. 
Bacon Bed- 
inqfield of Ditchinghnm Hall, co. 
Norfolk, by whom he left issue male, 
who all died before 1852. 

John Joscph-f-Cathcnne, dau. of 
'Talbot, b. ! Thomas Clifton, Talbot 
1765, d. 8 I Esq., of Lytham, of Wit 
Aug. 18 15. co. Lans. (1st ham Place, 
He mar. (2) j wife). co. Essex, b. 

1727, d. 

dau. (. j f 
of Wes- 
ton, CO. 

John Talbot, 16th Eail of Shrewsbury, 
b. 1 791 , m. 1S14 Marie Theresa, dau. 
of William Talbot of Castle Talbot, 
co. Wexford, .d. s.p.m. 9 Nov. 1852. 


Charles Thomas Taloot 
b. 17S2, Lieut. -Colonel, 
d. 30 April 183S. 

Julia, dau. of 
Sir Henry 
i in. 1830. 

Bertram Arthur Talbot, 17th Farl ol Shrewsbury, b. 1832, d. unm. 10 Aug. 1850 


Hugh de Holes (or Hulse), the purchaser of the Hillary 
share, who belonged to an old Cheshire* family and had 
married Margery daughter and coheir of John de Dumvillc. 
lord of Oxton and prunstath, co. Chester, was made a Judge 
of the King's Bench in 1389; he died in June 1415, seised of 
one half of the manors of Fordesham and Newport angTone- 
third of the manor of Edgmond, leaving Thomas de'j Holes 
his son and heir aged 24. 1 Thomas de Holes died in March 
1420, seised of the same shares, leaving an only daughter 
Margery then aged 2 his heir. 2 

Margery de Holes proved her age (i.e. the attaining of her 
fifteenth year) in 1433, 3 and married Sir John Troufbeck of 
Dunham, co. Chester. In the inquisition taken on her death 
in 1456 the jurors find that she held at her death in fee tail 
jointly with her husband the same shares as before of 
Fordesham, Newport and Edgmond by virtue of a line levied 
by them, and that William Troutbeck their son and heir was 
aged 24. 4 Similar findings occur in the inquisition taken on 
the death of her husband, who died two years later/' 
William Troutbeck, who succeeded his parents in 145S, was 
slain at the battle of Bloreheath with his leader Eord Audley 
in 1459, dying seised of the same shares, and leaving a son and 
heir William Troutbeck then aged ten. 6 William Troutbeck 
the younger died without issue in 1510. seised ofj one half of 
Newport and one-third of Edgmond. his heir being his niece 
Margaret, the daughter of his brother Adam Troutbeck. and 
the wife of John Talbot, then aged 1S, 7 w ho thus brought the 
Hillary share of Edgmond to the Talbot family. Good 
pedigrees of the families of Troutbeck and Holes are given 
in Ormerod's History of Cheshire. 8 and further information as 
to them will be found in the History of Albrighton, published 
in the Shropshire Archaeological Society's Tj-ansnctious. 9 

1 fnq., 3 Hen. V., No 41. 

^ Inq., 8 Hen. V., No. qx. t/.v. for an extent of these shares. 

3 Inq., 11 Hen. VI.., No. 50, 

4 Inq., 35 Hen. VI., No. 8. 

? Inq., 37 Hen. VI., No. 21. 

,; Inq., 38 and 39 Hen. VI., No. 47. 

7 Cli. Inq., 3 Hen. VIII., Ser. II., Vol. 26 (90), 

8 Second ed. (by Ilclsby), ii. 4?. and 433. The dates there £iven of 
the. deaths of Sir John and Sir William Troutbeck-, the husband and son ot 
Margery de Holes, are not quite correct. 

n Second Series, xi. 25; ct. Third Series, ix. 31. 


In Michaelmas Term 152 1 a fine was levied between John 
More, knight, one of the Justices of the King's Bench, and 
others, plaintiffs, and John Talbot, knight, and Margaret his 
wife, deforciants, of lands in several counties, including a 
moiety of the manor of Newport and a third part of the 
manor of Edgmond, co. Salop, and a settlement w as made to 
the use of John Talbot and Margaret his wife for their lives, 
with remainder to John Talbot their son and heir apparent 
in tail, remainder to John and Margaret in tail special- 
remainder to Margaret in tail, and an ultimate remainder to 
the right heirs of Margaret. 1 

John Talbot, the husband of Margaret Troutbeck, was Sir 
John Talbot of Albrighton. co. Salop, the son of Sir Gilbert 
Talbot of Grafton, co. Worcester, by his second w ife, Audrey 
daughter of Sir John Cotton of Landwade, co. Cambridge, 
and widow of Sir Richard Gardiner Lord Mayor of London : 
Sir Gilbert Talbot of Grafton himself being the third son ot 
John Talbot 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury. Shortly before his 
death (on the extinction of the issue male of Sir Gilbert 
Talbot by his first wife) Sir John Talbot had succeeded also 
to the Grafton estates. By his wife, Margaret Troutbeck. 
he was ancestor of the 9th and subsequent Earls of Shrews- 
bury, whose line did not become extinct until the death ot 
the 17th Karl in 1856. By his second wife. Elizabeth 
daughter of Walter Wrotteslcy of Wrotteslcy Esquire, he 
was ancestor of the Earls Talbot, from whom the present 
Rector of Edgmond is descended, and also of the iSth and 
subsequent Earls of Shrewsbury. He died 10 September 
15^9. and was succeeded by a son (by his first marriage) of 
the same name, who married Eranccs daughter of Sir John 
GifFord of Chillington. 2 This second Sir John Talbot died 
in June, 1555. leaving his wife surviving him and a son also 
called John, to whom his estates passed on his death subject 
to the interest of his widow: the only inquisition taken on 
his death now extant is a Worcestershire one." 

A few years later, in 1565, a deed of partition of the manot 
of Edgmond was made between the Talbots and Robert 

1 Fines (l)ivets Counties), Mich.. i$ Men. VIII,, v.n. 

- Ch. Ini|.. t, Ed, VI., Sc.--. II., Vol. 89 (ibo), ami CI). huj M 1 Klic, S«r, II- 
Vol. 124 (180).' 

- Ch. Inq., 2 and 3 Ph. and M., SScr. II., Vol. 160 (oz). 


Barnneld, the then owner of the other two-thirds of the 
manor, a summary of which is given in a Survey and Rental, 
dated 1681 — 169 i, 1 from which the following extract is taken : 
"The mannor of Edgemond and the man nor of Aston were 
heretofore but one mannor, whereof Dame Frances Talbott 
(Relict of S r John Talbot k l ) and John Talbott Esq. her 
sonne poss'ed one Third part, and one Robert Barnefield of 
Edgmond Gent, poss'ed the other two Parts. 23 May ; r ' 
E«iz. The said Dame Frances and John Talbott of the one 
part and the said Robert Barnneld of the otiier part Agree, 
and by Deed of Partition Devide, the Rents and Lands of 
the same mannor. The Talbotts to have Aston, and Barnfield 
to have Edgemond. But the Royaltie and Court Leetts to 
bee used and kept as before the particon. Alsoe the said 
M r Barnfield agrees to pay five pounds p' ann' out of Lands 
in Edgem 9 called the Anslowes to the said Dame Frances 
and John Talbott and the heyres of the said John for ev' to 
make up a proportionable third part \v ch fell short in Aston. 
M r Barneheld's two parts are since come to a family of the 
Corbitts and the said rent is p d By Andrew Corbitt Esq. (a 
quitt Rent) out of the Anslows li 5.'" As wid presently be 
seen, the accuracy of the account of the partition given in 
this Survey is proved by the findings of the juries in the 
inquisitions taken on the deaths of John Talbot and Robert 
Barnfield, and it explains why it is that in the subsequent 
dealings with the Talbot interest there Edgmond is never, or 
hardly ever, described as a manor, whilst the manor of Little 
Aston is always spcciucaliv mentioned. 

John Talbot Esquire of Grafton and Albrighton. the third 
of that name who owned the Grafton and Albrighton estates 
and the grandson of Margaret Troutbeck, was twice married ; 
first to Catherine daughter of Sir William Petre. by whom he 
left issue, and secondly to Margaret daughter of Edward 
Lord Windsor, who survived him and died without issue in 
1620. He himself died 29 January 1611, and w as buried the 
next day at Albrighton, where his burial is recorded in the 
Parish Register under the name of " John Talbot Esquire 01 

1 This interesting MS, is now in the possession of Col. Ralph I ecke « t 
Lon<;fotd and Church. Aston, who has kindly allowed mc to quoit fivm :t. 


Pcppcrh ill."" The inquisition 1 taken on his death is a very 
long and in some respects a curious ore. The jurors find 
that long before his death he was seised of (among other 
lands) the manors of Albrighton, Fordesham and Little 
Aston, the fair and market in Albrighton. Pepperhill Park, a 
moiety of the manor of Newport, and one-third (in severalty 
and divided from the other two-thirds) of the manor of 
Edgmond, and one-third of the view of frankpledge and 
profits there, etc., that by deed dated 26 September 20 
Elizabeth (1578) and by fine levied in conformity therewith 
he had alienated one pasture and one meadow called Ans- 
lowes alias Anneslowes parcel of the said third part 5 of the 
manor of Edgmond to William Yonge in fee reserving the 
annual rent of £5, and had also alienated ten selions of land 
lying in Morefield also parcel of the said third part of the 
same manor to Richard Darnficid in fee. and that by deed 
dated 10 October 4 James (1606) he had covenanted with 
Edward Smith and others to levy a fine of certain annual 
rents, one issuing out of one moiety of Newport and the other 
out of Little Aston and one-third of Edgmond. and also of 
his manors of Albrighton, Fordesham. Little Aston, one 
moiety of Newport, and one-third of Edgmond. in favour of 
Edward Smith and certain other trustees, who were to stand 
seised thereof, as to the manor of Little Aston, the moiety of 
the manor or vill of Newport, and the third of the demesne 
lands of Edgmond and the third of the view of frankpledge 
there, to the use of John Talbot himself lor his life, with 
remainder to his second son John Talbot and his heirs, and 
as to the manors of Albrighton and Fordesham, Pepperhill 
Park, and the other lands before mentioned, to the use of 
himself for life, with remainder to his second son John Talbot 
for life, remainder to his grandson John (son and heir 
apparent of his son John) in tail male, and divers remainders 
over, until his own eldest son George should come to the 
house of his father at Grafton and openly claim the 4 lands, 
upon which they should go over to his son George for his 
life, with remainder to his first and other sons (bom or 
naturalized in this country during their father's life) in tail 

; ("h. Iik)., 12 Jac. I,, Ser. II., Vol. 345 (146). 

- Other paits 01 the Anslowes were includtd in the lands ^allotted to the 
Barnfields on the partition of 1505. as already noticed. 


male, in priority to the above mentioned limitations in favour 
of his second son John and Ins issue. The jurors then rind 
that, although John Talbot had duly levied a fine of the two 
rents on n October 4 James (1606), he had never levied a 
fine or suffered a recovery of the other lands, but that by 
virtue of the Statute of Uses on the death of John Talbot 
the manor of Little Aston, the moiety of New port, and the 
third of Edgmond had devolved upon his son John in fee 
simple, and the rest of the lands had devolved upon his son 
John for life, with remainders over as in the deed of 10 
October 1606 mentioned, that the moiety of Newport was 
held of the King in socage and was worth 10s. per ann., and 
the third of Edgmond was also held of the King in socage 
and was worth £3 per annum. The only other findings 
material to be set out here are that John Talbot died 29 
January S fames (16 it), and that George Talbot was his son 
and heir aged 43 and more. 1 From these findings it may be 
inferred that the manors and lands above mentioned had 
been held by John Talbot in fee simple, and that con- 
sequently his default in levying the line did not affect the 
devolution of them under the provisions of the deed, the 
result being that on his death as regards the Talbot interest 
in the manor of Edgmond under the deed of partition of 
1565, i.e. the manor of Little Aston and a third of the 
Edgmond demesne lands and of the view of frankpledge 
there, as well as the Talbot share of Newport, his second son 
John became entitled to them in fee simple. The eldest son 
George Talbot at the time when the deed ot 10 October 1606 
was executed was probably out of the country. lie must 
however have come to Grafton and made his claim after his 
father's death. For he certainly succeeded to the manors of 
Albrighton and Fordesham as well as to the Grafton estates;" 
and subsequently in 1617 on the death of his cousin Edward 
8th Earl of Shrewsbury he succeeded also to that title as 
9th Earl. He died unmarried and was buried at Albrighton 
in the year 1630, 3 when his titles and estates passed to his 
nephew John Talbot, eldest son of his brother John by 

1 CI). Inq., 12 Jac. I.. Ser. 1 1. , Vol. 345 (146). 
- Ch. Intl., 6 Car. I,, Ser, II , Vol. 500 (kqi. 
3 lb. 


Eleanor daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas Baskerville (the 
grandson mentioned in the inquisition cf 1614), who had 
already succeeded his father John Talbot of Longford as 
owner of the shares of Edgmond (including the manor of 
Little Aston )]an'd Newport as well as the manor of Longford. 1 
From this time onwards we do not find on the dealings 
with the Talbot interest any mention of Edgmond as a manor 
but only of the manor of Little Aston and lands etc. in 
Edgmond, whilst (as we shall see later) the owners of the 
other two shares of Edgmond describe their interest as the 
manor (and not two-thirds of the manor) of Edgmond: and 
we now know that outside the hamlet of Little Aston and the 
one-third of the demesne lands of Edgmond all the manorial 
rights, except the view of frankpledge, etc., had become 
solely vested in them under the partition. However, it seems 
proper to trace shortly the devolution of the subsequent title 
to the Talbot interest in Edgmond, by whatever name it 
was called. 

John Talbot, ioth Earl of Shrewsbury, was twice married. 
By his first wife, Mary daughter of Sir Francis Fortescue K.B. 
of Salden Hall, co. Bucks, he had amongst other issue an 
eldest son George, who died in his father's lifetime withou 
issue, a second son Francis, afterwards nth Earl and fathe> 
of Charles 12th Earl and only Duke of Shrewsbury, and a 
fourth son Gilbert, ancestor of the 13th to the 16th Earls of 
Shrewsbury (both inclusive). By his second wife, Frances 
daughter of Thomas Lord Arundel of \Yardour, he had a son 
Thomas, who succeeded to the Longford and Little Aston 
estates, a son John, who died young, and a third son Bruno, 
afterwards Chancellor of the Exchequer in Ireland, who also 
died without issue. 

In Hillary term, 14 Charles L (1639!), a recovery was 
suffered by George Talbot, son and heir apparent of John 
Earl of Salop, of the manors of Albrighton and Fordesham 
and a third share of several other Shropshire manors. 2 These 
would be estates which had devolved upon his father John 

1 It is stated in Mardwick's MS. Collections for a History of Shropshie' 
(now in the possession of the Rev. lirnest Bridgeman, Rector o; Blymhill, co* 
Staff.-'.) that the manor of Longford was purchased by John lalbot h.scj.> 
second son of Sir John Talbot of Grafton, about the yea I 1575. 

- Recoveries, Hill., 1^ Car. 1. (Salop). 

Vol. 111.. 4th Series. 1 


ioth Earl as tenant for life under the will of George Qth Earl. 1 
In the same term John Eortescuc Kt. and Thomas Revell Kt. 
recovered against Thomas Smith Gent, and Roland Draper 
Gent, the manors of Longford and Little Aston and 20 
messuages, 3 mills, 1 dovehouse, 20 gardens. 200 acres of land. 
40 of meadow, 200 of pasture, to of wood and 100 of heath 
and furze, and 40s. rent in Longford, Brockton, Cheusall and 
Little Aston, and the advowson of Longford, also a moiety of 
the manor of Newport and 20 messuages. 1 mill, 30 gardens. 
20 acres of land, 6 of meadow, 10 of pasture and 1 of wood, 
and a moietv of the tolls and fairs in Newport and Ldgmond, 
and John Earl of Salop was called to warranty by the 
deforciants.' 2 This recovery I believe to have been suffered 
on the occasion of the second marriage of John Earl of 
Shrewsbury, and to have been in favour of his second wife 
and his issue by her; for we find that some two years later, 
in Easter term 17 Charles I. (1641), John Earl of Salop and 
Frances his wife levied a line in favour of William Yonge 
Esquire and Francis Watson Gent, of certain messuages and 
lands in Longford, Brockton and Cheusall. :j 

John ioth Earl of Shrewsbury died 8 February 1654. and 
was succeeded in the possession of the Longford estates by 
his son Thomas, the eldest son by his second marriage. 
Whether Thomas Talbot succeeded at the same time to the 
manor of Little Aston is not quite clear. Hardwick, in his 
MS. Collections for a History of Shropshire, under the 
heading of " Church Aston,*' says that the manor as well as 
the old mansion house belonged to an old Roman Catholic 
family of the name of Watson, that the mansion house had 
many hiding places within its walls, and that Francis 
Watson Esq. the night after the battle of Worcester secreted 
there the illustrious nobleman James Earl of Derby, who the 
following morning was taken prisoner by Cromwell's force 
on the northern side of Newport and carried off jo Bolton in 
Lancashire, where he was put to death. He says also that 
Francis Watson died possessed of this manor 19 March 
1654, leaving one surviving daughter and heir, Meriel the 

1 Ch. lnq., 6 I., Ser, II., Vol. 506 (u'o). 
"-' Recoveries, Hill., 14 Ctr, i. (Salop), 
a Imiv. s, Easter, 17 Car. I. (Salop), 


wife of Sir Robert Leycester Bart, of Nether Tabley co. 
Chester, and that prior to 16S6 they disposed of the manor 
with a capital messuage or mansion house and farm at 
Church Aston called Bridgene alias Bruggendale, Mr. 
Woodcock's house, and other lands and tenements in 
Church Aston alias Little Aston, Edgmond, Newport, Chet- 
wynd Aston and Whitchurch, co. Salop, to Thomas Taibot of 
Longford his heirs and assigns. Now this purchase from 
the Lcyccsters must have taken place between June I667, 
when Meriel Watson was married to Sir Robert Levcester, 
and July 16S_{, when Sir Robert Leycester died. If Hard- 
wick is correct in saying that the manor of Church or Little 
Aston was included in the purchase by Thomas Talbot, it 
must have been a repurchase by him, for we have already 
seen that this manor was in the possession of his father, 
John 10th Earl of Shrewsbury, in or shortly before 1639. 
But a search at the Public Record Office among the records 
of fines and recoveries, though it confirms Hardwick's state- 
ment as to the purchase of the houses and lands, has not 
disclosed any dealing with the manor, and a married lady's 
interest could not have been disposed of without a fine being 
levied. In Trinity term 166S Robert Leycester Esq. and 
Meriel his wife, Francis Pigott Esq. and Elizabeth his wife, 
and John Taylor and Mary his wife levied a fine in favour of 
Thomas Talbot Esq. of 2 messuages, 3 cottages, 2 barns, 

1 dovehouse, 5 gardens, 4 orchards, 41 acres of land, 33 of 
meadow, 6S of pasture, 2 of wood, 10 of furze and heath, and 

2 of land covered with water, and common of pasture for ail 
their cattle in Bridgend, Whitchurch, Church Aston alias 
Little Aston, Chetwin Aston alias Great Aston, Edgmond 
alias Edgmondon, and Newport. The deforciants acknow- 
ledged the right of Thomas Talbot and his heirs, and gave 
warranties against the acts of themselves and their respective 
wives and the heirs of such wives respectively, for which they 
received £160. 1 No mention is made of the manor, and I 
think we ma)' conclude that John 10th Earl of Shrewsbury 
had never parted w ith it, but that it passed on his death in 
1654 to his son Thomas Talbot under the settlement of 1639. 

1 Fines (Salop), 20 Car. II. 


Thomas Talbot of Longford, the son of John ioth Earl of 
Shrewsbury, died in July 16S6. leaving by his wife Anne, 
daughter of Sir John Yate, a son and successor John. He 
was buried at Longford, where there is a monument to his 
memory and to that of his wife. In March 1692, on his 
marriage with Catherine daughter of John Lord Belasysc, 
John Talbot settled the manors of Longford and Little or 
Church Aston, with the estates acquired by his father from 
the Leycesters and other estates elsewhere, to the use of 
himself for life, with remainder to the first and other sons of 
the marriage in tail male, remainder to himself in tail male, 
remainder to his uncle Bruno Talbot in tail male, remainder 
to his cousin Charles then Earl of Shrewsbury in tail male, 
remainder to his half-uncle Gilbert Talbot, one of the sons 
of John late Earl of Shrewsbury, in tail male, remainder, to 
himself in fee simple. 1 

John Talbot died without issue in June 1743." On his 
death the above-mentioned estates, including I presume all 
the Talbot interest in Edgmond, passed to the then Earl of 
Shrewsbury, who would be either Gilbert 13th Earl (who 
was a Roman Catholic priest and Bishop of Bertha in Italy, 
and died unmarried the same year) or his nephew George 
14th Earl (who died w ithout issue in 17S7, and was succeeded 
by his nephew Charles). In or about the year 17S7 the 
the manors and estates of Longford and Church Aston w ere 
purchased from the Earl of Shrewsbury (whom I take to be 
Charles 15th Earl) by Ralph Leeke Esquire, second son of 
Thomas Leeke Esquire of the Vineyard near Wellington/' 
It was this Ralph Leeke who built the present mansion at 
Church Aston upon the site of the ancient half-timbered 
house formerly belonging to the Watsons, where the Earl of 
Derby is said to have been secreted after the battle ol 
Worcester. 1 Brom Ralph Leeke these manors and estates 
descended through his son Thomas Leeke and grandson 
Ralph Merrick Leeke to Colonel Ralph Leeke, the present 
squire of Longford and Church Aston. 

1 Hard wick's MS. Collections, under the headings of *i Longford " and 
Chinch Aston." 

2 Nash's U'orcfstci s/i ire, i. 15S, 

3 Burke,'s Landed Gentry, sub nom. Leeke. 

* Hardwick s MS. Collections, under heading " Church Aston. ' 


We have now traced the devolution of the share of 
Margaret Hillary, sister and one of the coheirs of Nicholas 
uc Audley last Baron Audley in the direct male line: she 
died in 141 1 after alienating her interest to Hugh de Holes, 
in whose descendants, bearing the names first of Holes, next 
of Troutbeck, and then of Talbot, it remained until the sale 
by the Earl of Shrewsbury to Ralph Leeke in or about 17S7. 
Let us turn next to the Touchet share. 

John Touchet. grandson of Sir John Touchet of Markeaton 
and Joan de Audley. the senior coheir of Nicholas last Baron 
Audley, was at the time of his great-uncle's death in 1391 
aged 20. 1 Under a settlement made by Margaret Hillary he 
succeeded to her share also in the bulk of the Audley estates. - 
and in 1405 the barony was taken out of abeyance in his 
favour and he was summoned to Parliament as Baron Audley. 
He and his descendents assumed the surname of Audley, 
which the}- generally used, although that of Touchet appears 
to have been still used occasionally. He died 19 December 
140S, leaving by his wife Isabel (or Elizabeth 3 >. who survived 
him for many years, a son James who succeeded him as 
Baron Audley." James Lord Audley proved his age of 21 
years in 1420/' He was twice married. By his first wife, 
Margaret daughter of William Lord Eoos, he had an eldest 
son John who succeeded him ; by his second wife, Eleanor 
illegitimate daughter of Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent, he 
left several children, one of whom was Edmund Audley, 
Bishop of Rochester 14.S2.of Hereford 1492. and of Salisbury 
1502 to 1524. He himself was killed at the battle of Blore 
Heath on 23 September 1459. in command of the Lan- 
castrian force fighting against Richard Nevill Earl of Salis- 
bury, then in arms on behalf of the house oi York. 6 

1 In M - 15 Kic. 11., No. I. 
- Staff. Hist. Coll., xi. 20g. 

3 These two names were often used interchangeably, Isabel being merely an 
abbreviated form of Elizibella. 
A In<|., 10 lien. IV'., No. 47. 
•' Inq., S Hen. V., No. 1 iS. 

6 For an admirable account ot tins battle see " Battle of Dlore Heath " by 
Col. F. R. Twemlow, D.S.O., F.S.A., of Peetswood. The tradition is thai 
Audley was slain by Roger Kynaston o! Hordley, co. Salop, who assumed Ins 
aims (ermine, a chevron, gules), ever since quartered by his family, lie « .is 
afterwards knighted and was Shcnll of Salop 14UI and 1470. (Vis. of Shrop.. 
1623, Waii. !Soc. Pub., vol. jo, p. 205). 



Sir John Touchet, of Markeaton co. Derby, ^Joan, dau. of James de Audley, 
d. 1370. I Lord Audley, d. ante 1391. 

Sir John Touchet, d. ante 1391 

John Touchet, coheir ol Nicholas Lord Audley 1391 .--Isabel (or Elizabeth) 

ihen cvt. 20, summ. to Parliament as Lord Audley 
J405 to 140S, d. Dec. 1408. 

Margatet. dau. of- 
William Lord Roos 
( 1st wife). 

J ^incs Touchet or de Audley=f Eleanor, illegit. dau. of 
Lord Audley, at, 10 in 1408, I Edmund Holland Ear 
proved age 1.120, d. 23 Sept. | of Kent, living 143 1, and 
1459 (slain at battle of Blore- I then married to Lord 
heath). | 

Audit y (2nd wife). 

John Touchet 01- 
de Audley Lord 
Audley, Lord 
Treasurer 1484, 
d. 1491. 

-Anne, dau. and cob, of 
Sir Thos. Echingham of 
Echingham, co. Suffolk 
and widow of John 
Rogers of Bryan-stone, 
d. 149S. 

Sir Humphrey 
Audley, slain at 

Edmund Audley, 
Bp. of Rochester 
14S0, of Herefoid 
1492, oi Salisbury 
1502, d. 1524. 

Margaret, dau. and heir of Sii=y 
Richard Dareli, Kt., of Pal- 
ton, co. Hants. (2nd son of j 
William Darell of Littlecott I 
co. Wilts) by Margaret Coun- | 
tess Dow. of Stafford, dau. j 
and coh, of Edmund Beau- J 
forf, Duke ol Somerset, living j 

14S5, def 

ante. 14' 


louchet or de Audley 
Lord Audley. rr/. 25 in 1 491, 
joined in Cornish insurrec- 
tion, beheaded 28 June, 
1497, attainted 1504, re- 
stored in blood 1512. 

^Joan, dau. of S'r 
! Wm', Bouchiei 
j fureuxoris'L.ord 
j Fitzwarine, m. 
I in or ante 1487, 
j living and a lun- 
| atic 1516, d. 3 
j March I533(2ml 
I wife). 

John Touchet or de Audley, b. c. 1485, living 1491 
d. young. 

John Touchet or de Aud'ey, Lord Audley, b. c I493,- 
houours restored 1512, sold estates (including only 
Red-Castle in co. Salop) to King Henry Vill. Sale 
continued by Act of Parliament in 1536, d. in or 
ante 1558. 

Mary, dau. of John 
Griffin of Bray- 

Cieoige Touchet 01 de Audley. Settlement of^pEli/.abeth dau. of Sit Brian 
Staffordshire manois upon him and his wife I Tuke, living 1536, d. ante 
for life with remainder to their issue con- | 1560. 
firmed by Act of Parliament 1536, d. 15( 0. 

Lords Audley and Earls of Castlehaven. 



I I 

John Audley of London, Thomas Audley, of co. Hereford, - r Katherine, dau. 

attainted with hisbrother succeeded to share of Edgmor.d of 

1504, restored 1 5 1 4 . under his father's will, d. 1507. Dec. 

George Twvneho, of r 
C ay ford, co. S )tner- I 
set, h. c. 1471, d. 3 I 
March 1525 ( 1st hus- | 


Ynne Audley, m. c. 1507, livings 
1526 and 1 55 1 , when share cf 
Edgmond was sold by Richard 
Inkepen and Anns his wife to 
Thos. Lodge. 

Richard Inkepen. in. 
ante t 55 1 (2nd hus- 

I ! 

Edward Twvneho of— Edith, dau. of Christopher I\vyneho=Edith. dau. and 

Cayford, «p/, it in I .Sir William 
1525. living 1 5=59, ! Uvedale, living 
levied fine of share of 1 1545. 
Edgtiiond 1550. 

of Turnworth, m. (?}• j con, of William 
Marie dau. of Sir | BamphVd of 
Thos. Trenchard of | Turnworth, 


1 1 

Thomas Twyneho Ann J 

Twynehos of Turnw orth 
co. Dorset. 

John Lord Audley married Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Etchingham of Etchingham, co. Suffolk and widow of John 
Rogers of Bryanstone, who survived him and died in the 
year 1498. He died 22 September 1491, and from the 
Shropshire inquisition taken on his death it appears that he 
had settled the manor of Great- Aston and a moiety of the 
manor of Fordesham upon his eldest son and successor 
James Audley Kt. and Joan (Bourchier) his wife in tail, with 
remainder to his own right heirs, and that the rest of his 
Shropshire estates, including one-third of Edgmond and a 
moiety of Newport, had been conveyed by a common recovery 
to trustees to the uses of his will. 1 What were the precise 
limitations declared by his will I cannot say, but from the 
subsequent history it may safely be assumed that as regards 
the shares of Edgmond and Newport these uses were in 
favour of his voumrer son Thomas and his issue. - 

1 Ch. Inq., 6 Hen. VII., Ser. II., Vol 6 (13). 

- From the inquisition taken on the de.vh of I horn as Audley (rc 'erred to in 
the late Mr. Edward Jones's article on the Historical Records of Newport, 
S. A. S., 1st Ser., VII. 374), which I had not seen when this paper was 
written, it appears that the limitations were to the use of Janus Loid Audlev 
for life, witli remainder to Thomas Audlev and the heirs of his body (Ch In.i' 
23 Hen. VII., Ser. II., Vol. 21 (31) ). A similar Settlement was made of a 
moiety of the manor of Norton on the Moots co. Stafford (See Ch Inq 
Hen. VIII., Set. II, Vol. 30 (70) ), taken on the death of his widow Katheiine 


His eldest son and successor, James Lord Audley, was 
twice married ; first to Margaret daughter and (in her issue) 
heir of Sir Richard Darell knight of Palton, co. Hants, and 
secondly to Joan Bourchier, daughter of Sir William 
Bourchfer, Lord Eitzwarine in right of his wife Thomasine 
Hankford. In Cockayne's Complete Peerage, sub nam. Audley, 
loan Bourchier is given as the first wife and Margaret 
daughter of Sir Richard Darell knight of Lillingstone 
Darell co. Bucks" as the second. 1 But there can I think be 
no doubt that this is a mistake, for Joan Audley (nee 
Bourchier) survived her husband, who was attainted for 
rebellion and beheaded in 1497: she was still living and of 
unsound mind in 15 16, and did not die till 1533, 2 while in the 
inquisition taken on the death of Sir Richard Darell of 
Palton co. Hants in 1491 it is found that his heir was his 
grandson John Audley, son of his daughter Margaret and 
James Audley Kt., then aged 6 and no more. 3 This son by 
the first wife must have died young, for it is clear that James 
Lord Audley's successor was a son by his second wife, also 
named John, who (if his age is correctly stated in the inqui- 
sition taken after his mother's death) must have been born 
about 1493. 4 

In an inquisition taken on the death of one John Griffith 
in 1494 the jurors find that he died seised of a messuage and 
lands within the lordship of Newport held of Thomas Audley 
brother of the Lord Audley.'^ In Michaelmas term 1506 
John Woderof clerk and others recovered various lands, 
including a moiety of Newport and one-third of Edgmond, 
against Edmund Bishop of Salisbury and others, who called 

1 This mistake is corrected in the new edition of the Complete Peerage by 
the Hon. Vicary Gibbs, but Sir Richard Daiell is still described as of Lilting- 
stone Darell. According to the pedigree of Darell ol Lillingstone Darell 
given in Lipscomb = 's Ruckinghani shite there was in fact no Sir ;Richard 
Darell ol Lillirigstore Darell at that date. And in the Genealogists N,S. 
xiii. i«So, a pedigree is given in which this Sir Richard DareU s name appears 
as a younger son of W illiam Darell of Littlecott, co. Wilis. 
. - Ch. Inq. S Hen. VIII, Ser II.. Vol. 78 (121) (Salop); Ch. Lit]., 25 
Fen. VIII., Ser. II.. Vol. Si (296) ( Hereford shke). 

* Ch. Inq., o Hen. VII., Ser. II.. Vol. 0 (59). 

* Ch. Irtcj., 25 Hen. VI 11., Ser. II., Vol. &t (200). 

5 Ch. Inq., to Hen. VII., Ser. 11. Vol. 10(40). If this finding is correct. 
James Lord Audley must have surrendered Ids life interest under his father's 
will in the manor of Newport in favour ot his brother Thomas, the next 
remainderman in tail. 


to warranty Thomas Audley Esquire and Katherinc his 
wife. 1 This Edmund Bishop of Salisbury was the uncle of 
Thomas Audley, a half-brother of his father John Lord 
Audley. Thomas Audley seems to have also owned lands in 
Herefordshire, but the account given in Duncomb's History 
of Herefordshire' 2 of his title to the manor of Monyngton in 
that county and of his parentage is not quite accurate, for it 
is clear that his father was John (not James) Lord Audlev. 
w ho certainly held that manor and settled it upon his eldest 
son James and his wife Joan in 1487. 3 Thomas Audley died 
before his wife: 4 she died 10 December 15 14, and in the 
inquisition taken on her death it was found that John 
Wodrofie clerk and the other plaintiffs in the recovery of 1506 
were lately seised in fee of a moiety of the manor of Newport 
and a third part of the manor of Edgmond and a messuage 
and lands in Little Hales, and that the)' by deed granted the 
same to Thomas Audley and Katherine his wife for their 
lives and the life of the survivor of them, with remainder to 
George Twyneho of Cay ford in the county of Somerset and 
Anne his wife, daughter and heir of the said Thomas, and 
the heirs of their bodies, that afterwards Thomas died leaving 
Katherine surviving him, and that Katherine died 10 
December last past, George and Anne being still alive. 
There is a further finding that the shares of Newport and 
Edgmond were held oi the King in eapite, and the messuage 
and lands in Little Hales of John Lord Eitzwarine and the 
heirs of William Troutbeck. 5 It will be remembered that 
Little Hales was originally a member and afterwards a sub- 
infeudation of the manor of Edgmond, and of course the 
Audley s and Twynehos as tenants of a messuage and lands 
at Little Hales could not hold of themselves, although they 
also were entitled to a share of the manor of Edgmond. 

1 Banco Roll, Mich., 22 Hen, VII., in. 5.^2^. 

- Duncomb's Herefordshire (Additions by Cooke), iv. 32. 

:: Ch. Inq., 6 Hen. VII , Ser. II., Vol. 6 (10). 

4 The exact date of his death was 1 he Thursday after the Feast of Corpus 
Christi 1507. Sec Ch. Inq., 2} Hen. VII, Ser. II., Vol. 21 131), which contains 
similar Undines to those in the inquisition taken on the death of his w ife 
Katherine, but also sets out the eai her title, His heir was found to be his 
daughter Anne Twyneho then aged 17. 

•' Ch. Inq., 7 Hen. VIII., Ser. II , Vol. jo (76) (Salop). 

Vol. Hi., 4 th Series. M 


George Twyneho died 3 March 1525, leaving his wife,Anne 
surviving him. The inquisition taken on his death refers to 
the seisin of Thomas Audley and Katherine his wife of the 
shares of the manors of Newport and Edgmond, the grant to 
Edmund Bishop of Salisbury and others., the recovery by 
Thomas Wodroffe and others, the Settlement upon Thomas 
Audley and Katherine for their lives, with remainder to 
George Twyneho and Anne his wife and the heirs of their 
bodies, remainder to the right heirs of Anne, the deaths of 
Thomas and Katherine Audley, and the death of George 
Twyneho on 3 March 16 Henry VIII. (1525). and the jurors 
find that Edward Twyneho is his son and heir aged ir years 
and 11 months and more. 1 A useful pedigree of the 
Twyneho family is to be found in Hutchins' History of 
Dorsetshire,- where however the name of George Twyneho's 
wife is erroneously given as Katherine instead of Anne. 

So far as I am aware, 3 no further dealing with the above 
mentioned shares of Newport and Edgmond took place 
until the year 155 1, when a licence dated 26 October was 
given by the King to Richard Inkepen Esquire and Anne, 
his wife, as well by fine in the King's Court before the 
Justices of the Bench as otherwise, to alienate to Thomas 
Lodge and his heirs the manors [sic] of Newport and 
Edgmond and various lands in Newport and Edgmond co. 
Salop as well as the manor of Norton on the Moors co. 
Stafford. 4 This licence of alienation was followed by a fine 
levied in Michaelmas term of the same year by Richard 
Inkepen Esq. and Anne his wife in favour of Thomas Lodge 
and his heirs, which included (besides the above-mentioned 
manors) the manor of Luntley co. Hereford and lands etc. 
there and the advowson of the Church of Luntley, and the 

I Ch. Inq , iS Hen. VIII., Ser II., Vol. 45 (14). 
- Hutchins' Dorsetshire, 3rd ed., ri, 468. 

3 See however the late Mr. Edward Jones' article on the Hist ric-il Records 
of Newport in S.A.8., 1st Series, VII. 349, in which it is stated (pp. 356. 374) 
that Edward Twyneho disposed of the moiety of Newport by fine in 1550 to 
S r Thomas Lodge. I ha.e referred to tins tine at the Public Record Office, 
and find that Mr. Jones's statement is quite correct. 1 his hue included also 
the moiety of Edgmond manor and lands in Newport and 1 d^mond, The 
reference is hines (Salop), Hit., 4 and 5 Ed. VI. 

1 Pat. Roll,, 5 Ed. VI., Pait 7, m. 22. 


deforciants gave a warranty for themselves and the heirs of 

I know of no direct authority for the Statement that this 
Anne I nke pen was the same person as Anne the widow of 
George Twyneho. but nevertheless it may safely be concluded 
that such was the fact for the following amongst other 
reasons. I have not succeeded in finding on the Patent 
Rolls or the records of Fines and Recoveries a trace of any 
dealings with these shares of Newport and Edgmond 
between the death of George Twyneho in 1525 and the 
alienation by the Inkepens in 1551. 2 Anne Twyneho, being 
on the death of her husband George Twyneho sole tenant in 
tail special with remainder to her own right heirs, could 
alienate and make a good title by fine without suffering a 
recovery, which no subsequent tenant in tail could have 
done ; for a tenant in tail, though he could bar his own 
issue in tail and of course his own right heirs by levying a 
line, could not defeat the right of the other issue in tail of 
the original donee in tail, or the remainder expectant on the 
determination of the estate tail, except by suffering a recover}-. 
Besides, there is no inquisition extant on the death of Anne 
Twyneho ; and Edward Twyneho, who would have been 
after her the next tenant in tail if the estate tail had not been 
barred, appears to have been still living in 1559. Finally, if 
any further evidence were required, I think it is to be found 
in the fact that the alienation by the Inkepens included also 
the manor of Norton in the Moors in Staffordshire (one of 
the Audley manors) and the manor of Luntley in Hereford- 
shire, the township of Luntley being situate within the 
parish of Dilwyn (another of the Audley manors, inherited 
by them through Katherine GifTord from the Cliffords), and 
both of these manors had been settled on Thomas Audley 
and were recovered against his trustees by Thomas Wodroff 
and others in 1506/' 

J Fints (Divers Counties), Mich. 5 Ed. VI. 

- See however my last note but two as to the line levied by lid ward Twyneho 
in 1550. 

1 tsanci Roll. Mich 22 lien. VII., mm. 310 and 502*/, The line levied by 
lidward Twyneho in 1550 is further confirmation oi the identity of Anne 
Inkepefn with Anne Twyneho, It may well be that she had made over hci 
interest t&her son Edward on her second marriage, but it w as evidently dis 
Covered that he could not by himseli make a <;ood title by the line winch Ik- 


The title to the Touchet share having now been traced to 
the purchase by Thomas Lodge in 1551, it will be convenient 
here to go back to the remaining third share (the Fitzwarinc 
share) of Edgmond which was also purchased by Thomas 
Lodge in the following year (1552). 

The third coheir who succeeded to a share of Edgmond on 
the death in 1391 of Nicholas de Audley, last Baron Audlcy 
in the direct male line, subject to the life interest of his 
widow, was his great-nephew Fulk Lord Fitzwarinc, grand- 
son of the Fulk Lord Fitzwarine w ho married Margaret (or 
Blanch) dc Audley and died in the year 1372, and he was 
then onlv two years of age. 1 In Cockayne's Complete Peerage 
(sub nom. Fitzwarine). following Dugd'ale's Baronage of 
England, after the Fulk Lord Fitzwarinc who married the 
Audley coheir a succession is given of four other Lords 
Fitzwarine of the name of Fulk, the first of these being a 
Fulk Lord Fitzwarine who is stated to have died in 1577. 
A similar statement is incorporated in the pedigree given 
by Chetwynd in his History of the Pirehill Hundred of Stafford- 
shire* the origin of the supposed date 1377 being doubtless 
an inquisition and extent of the Castle and Manor of 
Whittington taken in that year." But reference to this 
inquisition will show that it refers to the death of the previous 
Fulk Lord Fitzwarine more than three years before, and 
there are several other inquisitions, 4 besides that on the 
death of Nicholas de Audley, which show conclusively that 
the Fulk w ho is supposed to have died in 1377 ^ s a purely 
imaginary person., there being really only three successive 
Fulks Lords Fitzwarinc (after the Fulk who died in 1372). 
the first of whom died in 1391 just before his uncle Nicholas 
dc Audley, the second in 1407, and the third in 1420. 
Dugdalc seems to have been misled by the finding in the 
inquisition of 6 Richard II., that the son and heir of the 

had levied, and the title was therefore made good the following year by his 
mother and her second husband joining in levying another line in favour of 
the purchaser. If she was 17 years old at her father's death, she would be 
only 61 in the year 155 1. 

1 Inq., 15 Ric. II.," No, r. 

- S/oJ/. Mist. Co/Li N.S., xii. 228. 

3 luq., 1 Rich. II., No. 93, cf. Fine Roll, 1 Ric. II.. part j, m. 12. 
i Inq., 6 Ric. II., No. 375 15 I tig. II., No. 2 } ; 17 Ric. 11., No. 103; 1.5 
Ric, II., No. 23; 9 Hen. IV., No. 20: S Hen. V., No. 10O. 


Fulk Lord Fitzwarine who died in 46 Edward III. (1372) 
was then aged 21 and more, which he t .mst have erroneously 
supposed to refer to the time of his father s death, whereas it 
really refers to the time of the taking of the inquisition. 


Fulk Fitzwarinc, Lord Fi!zvvarine,=p\Iargaret (or Blanch), dau. of James de 

I Audley, Lord Audioy, d. ante 1391. 


Fulk Fitzwarinc, Lord Fitzwarine,, =pElizabeth, dan. of Sir John Cogan of Breun- 
proved age 13S3, inlierited estate I ton. co. Devon, and heir of her brother 
of Tawstock, co. Devon, from Ids | John Cogan, m. (2) Sir Hugh uc Courtcncy 
uncle Thomas Audley, d. S Aug., | of Ilaccomb, d. 1 Nov. 1397. 
L59I- I 


Fulk Fitzwarine, Lord Fitzwarine, ^-pAnne. dau. of William Lord Botreaux, 
b. c. 13SS, d. Oct. 1407. in. (2) William Lord Ciinton. 

Fulk Fitzwarine,"— Anne . . 
Lord Fitzwarinc, dower ;as- 
b. 1406, d. s.p. signed 141 
21 Sept. 1420. 


Sir Richatd Hankfoid.- 
m. (2) Anne. dau. of 

: Wm. Montacute, Earl of 
Salisbury, by whom he 

dau., Anne, d. Feb., 143 1. 

Elizabeth l itzwaiine, 
sua jure Lady fitz- 
warine, b. c. 1403. d. 
ante 1420. 

Sir William Bourchier, 3rd son of-p-Thomasine Hankfoid, b. 

William Lord Uourchier and Earl r. 1421, suo jure Lady 

of Eu, b. c. 1416, sum. to Pari. Fitzwarine, u. ante 1467. 
jure uxoris as Lord Fitzwarine when her husband was 

1449, m. (2) Catherine, widow of married to ids 2nd wife. 

.... St ukely, d. c. 1 47 1 . 


Fulk Bourchier. Lord : 
Fitzwarine, d. 18 
Sept., 1479. 

Elizabeth Hank- 
ford, b. r. 1423, 
d. 1 3 Oct. 1433. 

Elizabeth, sister and coh. Joan Bourchier, m. James Lord 
of John Lord Dinham, Audley, living and a lunatic 
living 1516. 151b, d. 3 March, 1533, 

John Bourchier, Lord Fitzwarine,- r -Cicely. dau. of Giles Lord Daubcny ai d 
b. c. 1470, cr. Earl of Bath 1530, I sister of Henry Daubeny Earl ot Bridge- 
d. 30 April, 1539. I water, d. before her husband (1st wife). 


John Uourchier, Lcrd Fitzwarine, 2nel=f Eleanor Manner.-. 

Earl uf Bath, b. c. 1499, succeeded his sUter of Thomas 

cousin as Count of Eu 1530, and his Fail of Rutland, 

maternal uncle as Lord Daubcny 1548, H, before hei hus- 

joined with ids son in selling sfiarc ol band (2ml witc^. 
Edgmond to Thomas Lodge in 1552. 
d. 10 Feb. 1561, 

Label. or Elizabeth,: 
dau. of Sir Walter 
H u rigor ford, d. 
s.p.m. (ist wife). 



(ohn r>ourcIiicr, styled Lord Fitzwarine,=f^Frances, $ru. ot Sir Thomas Kitsonol 
I). 1529. joined with his father in sale j He n grave, m, Dec. 1548. She m. (2) 
of share of F.dgmond to Thomas Lod^e | William Harneby of Great Saxham, 
1552, d vi. pa. 28 Feb. 1557. F co. Suffolk, d. April, 1586. 

Lords Fitzwarine and Earls of Bath. 

Fulk Fitzwarine Lord Fitzwarine, the third coheir of the 
manor of Edgmond, was the son of Fulk Lord Fitzwarine 
(who died in 1391 1 ) by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir 
John Cogan and sister and heir of John Cogan Esq., who 
after her first husband's death became the wife of Sir Hugh 
de Courteney.'-' He married Anne, daughter of William 
Lord Botreaux, who survived him and was afterwards 
married to Wiiiiam Lord Clinton ; he died while still a minor 
on Monday in the Vigil of All Saints 9 Henry IV. (.1407) 
seised of (among other manors) a third part of the manor of 
Edgmond. leaving a son and heir Fulk then only a year old.'" 
His widow had dow er assigned to her, which appears to have 
included the hamlets (or lands within the hamlets) of 
Pvckstock and Little Hales in the manor of Edgmond. 4 

His successor, Fulk Lord Fitzwarine, also married a wife of 
the name of Anne, and he also died under age. but without 
issue, on 21 September 8 Henry Y. ( 1420), seised of one-third 
of Edgmond, and leaving his sister Elizabeth, the wile of 
Richard Hankford Esquire, his heir then aged 17. : " The 
dower assigned to his widow included the share of Edgmond. 0 

On the death ot this Fulk Lord Fitzwarine. the last lord 
in the direct male line, the right to the Barony of Fitzwarine 
passed to Elizabeth Hankford. She died before her husband, 
who was knighted and, after marrying as his second wife 
Anne daughter of \\ 'illiam Montacute Earl of Salisbury, 
died in February 1431, leaving (by his first wife) two 
daughters only, Thomasine and Elizabeth, then aged 8 and 
6 respectively, as well as a daughter Anne (by his second 

1 Inq., 1 5 Kic. 1 1, , No. 23. 

- Inq., -'i Hie. IF, No. 23. 

3 lnq , 9 Hen. IV., No 30. 

4 Inq., 1 Hen. V., Apr*. No. 51 (now numbered 6 1), which however is almost 

s Inq.. S lien. V., No. 100. 

Inq., 1 Hen. VI., No. 2. 


wife) then only a few weeks old. The estates of which he 
was seised in right of his first wife included one-third of the 
manor of Edgmond. 1 

Elizabeth Hankford, who succeeded to a moiety of this 
share, died unmarried 13 October 12 Henry VI. (1433), 
leaving her sister Thomasine her heir.- Thomasine Hank- 
ford, who thus on her sister's death became entitled to the 
whole third share of Edgmond and to the sole right of 
representation to the Barony of Fitzw arine, married Sir 
William Bourchier, third son of William Lord Bourchier 
and Count of En in Normandy. Sir William Bourchier was 
summoned to Parliament as Lord Fitzwarine jure uxoris from 
1449 to T469. By his wife Thomasine, who pre-deceased 
him, he left a son Fulk, his successor, as well as a daughter 
Joan, already noticed as having married James Touch et 
Lord Audley. He afterwards married a second wife Catherine 
Stukcley, and died circa 147 1. 

Fulk Bourchier Lord Fitzwarine married Elizabeth, sister 
and coheir of John Lord Dinham, and died 1.8 September 
1479, seised of (amongst other manors) one-third of the 
manor of Edgmond and leaving a son and heir John then 
aged 9." 

John Bourchier Lord Fitzwarine married Cicely, daughter 
of Giles Lord Daubeny and sister of Henry Daubeny Earl of 
Bridgewater : he was in the year 1536 created Earl of Bath, 
and died 30 April 1539. leaving an only son John aged 40 
at his death. 4 There is no Shropshire inquisition on his 
death now extant. 

John Bourchier, Lord Fitzwarine and 2nd Earl of Bath, 
who shortly after his father's death succeeded his cousin as 
Count of En and subsequently his maternal uncle as Lord 
Daubeny, married (first) Isabel or Elizabeth daughter of 
Sir Walter Hungerford, by whom he had no male issue, and 
(secondly) Eleanor Manners, sister of Thomas Earl of 
Rutland, by whom he had a son john. by courtesy styled 
Lord Fitzwarine, the ancestor of the subsequent Earls of 

1 Inq„ 9 Hen. VI,, No. 54. 
- fnq;, 1 2 Hen V I , No. 40. 

3 Inq.. ig Ed. IV , No. 71 ; and 20 Ed. IV., No. f.5. 
* Cockayne's Complete Peerage, sua num. 


Rath of that creation. In May 1552 John (Bourchier) 2nd 
Earl of Bath joined with his son John Lord Eitzwarinc in 
selling their share of the manor of Edgmond to Thomas 
Lodge. 1 

The Touchrt and Fitewariite shares of the manor of 
Edgmond have both now been traced to Thomas Lodge, 
who purchased the former together with a moiety of the 
manor of Newport from Richard and Anne Inkepen in 1551'' 
and the latter from the Earl of Bath and his son in 1552. 
From that time forward these two third shares of Edgmond 
never again became severed from one another. 

Thomas Lodge, the purchaser of these shares, is described 
in the documents as grocer and citizen of London ; he was 
afterwards knighted and became Lord Mayor of London in 
1562. In the Shropshire Visitation of i623 ;: he is stated to 
have been a descendant in the male line of the Littletons of 
Frankley, co. Worcester, his father William Lictleton alias 
Lodge of Cresset [Cressage ?] being the second son of 
William Littleton of Frankley. No such person however is 
mentioned in the pedigree of the Littletons given in Nash's 
History of Worcestersh ire * and there is no resemblance between 
the armorial bearings of Sir Thomas Lodge aud those of the 
Littletons. A full account of Sir Thomas Lodge will be 
found in the Dictionary of National Biography. On S May 
1553 Thomas Lodge obtained licence from the King to 
alienate two-thirds of the manor of Edgmond and a moiety 
of the manor of Newport to Robert Catlyn and John Macheil, 
who were to stand seised thereof to the use of Thomas 
Lodge and Anne his wife and the heirs of Thomas/ And 
on 28 October 1557 licence was given to him to alienate his 
shares of the same manors to Robert Barn held." 

On a previous page reference has been made to the 
partition effected in 1565 of the manor of Edgmond between 
Robert Barn field and the Talbots, the owners of the remain - 

1 Tat. Roll, 6 Ed. VI., part 8 ; Close Roll. 6 Ed. VI.. patt 7, mm. 13, 14 

- The same shares were (as noticed in a previous note) purchased from 
Edward Twyneho, Amie s son. the year before. 

3 . Hail. Soc. Pub., vol. 20, p. 2S4 sub no)//. Kenrick, 

4 Nash's Worcestershire^ i, 405. 

& Fat. Roll, 7 lid. VI., part 12 ; Ori<> Roll, 7 Ed. VI., pan ). rot 57. 

u Pat. Roll, 4 and 5 Ph. and M ., part 15. 


ing third share, under which the Talbots took as their share 
the hamlet (thereafter described as the manor) of Little 
Aston w ith a third (held in severalty and divided from the other 
two-thirds) of the demesne lands of Edgmond and a third of 
the royalty and view of frankpledge there, whilst the rest 
(thereafter described as the manor of Edgmond) fell to the 
share of Robert Barnheld. 

Robert Barnfield, the purchaser of these shares of Edgmond 
and Newport, who came of a Devonshire family then settled 
at Newport, married Eleanor Taylor, by whom he had two 
sons, Richard and Robert, and seven daughters. In the 
inquisition on his death, taken 8 November 10 Elizabeth 
(1568), it is found that he died seised of the manors of 
Edgmond, Church Pulverbache, and Wyndersley and a 
moiety of the manor of Newport. A very elaborate and 
minute extent is given of the manor of Edgmond, with the 
names and holdings of the various tenants in Edgmond and 
Pickstock, one tenant of a messuage in Great Aston, and one 
tenant of a pasture divided into three in Little Aston, and 
mentioning also a moiety [qu. should be two-thirds] of the 
view of frankpledge in Edgmond. The will of Robert 
Barnfield, dated 7 September 1568, is then set out, by which 
he devised " all my xchole manor of Edgmond and also 
Pykstock a member of the same " and all lands etc. within 
the lordship of Edgmond to Richard Barnfield his eldest son 
and heir in tail, with remainder to his son Robert in tail, 
successive remainders in tail to his seven daughters, and an 
ultimate remainder to his own right heirs ; and the jurors 
find that he died at Newport 8 September last past, and that 
Richard Barnfield is his son and of full age. 1 

Richard Barnfield, who succeeded his father at Edgmond, 
married Mary, daughter of John Skrym shire of Norbury co. 
Stafford, by whom he had three sons, Richard, Robert and 
John. The eldest son was the celebrated Richard Barnfield 
the poet, afterwards of Dorlcstone, Stone, co. Stafford, who 
was born 1574 and died 1627. The second son Robert 
married Milburg, daughter of John Brooke Esquire of 
Mauelcy. 2 I cannot find any inquisition taken on the death 

1 Ch. Inq., 10 Bliss., Ssr. II., Vol. [48 (jS). 
• Vis. of Shropshire 162 Hail. Sac, Pub., <o\ ?S, p. 34 
Vol. III., 4 th Scries, N 


of Richard Darn field (the father), nor am I aware w hen he 
died. In the Visitation Pedigree of 1623 his son Richard is 
described as ''son and heir 1604"; but this may possiblv 
only mean " heir apparent," though in that case I do not 
know why any date should be specified. 


Robert Parilfield, purchased two-thirds Edgmona-fEleanor. dan. of ... . 
1557, d, S Sept. 156s. j Taylor. 

Richard Karnlltld, or-f-Mary, dau. of John Robert Rarnfield.^F.llen, dan. of 

full a^e 1565 [qu. d. j Skrymshire of Nor- 
1604.] j bury, co. Staffs., d 

r. iqSo. 

of Newport, d. 

Woodcock, re!. 

Richard Barnfield Robeit Barnheld,~-M ilburg, Robert Barnfield, =pAlice, dau. 

(the Poet), b. 1574, of Edgmond, 

of Dorle^tone, joined in seliin; 

Stone, co. Staffs , Edgmond in 

d. 1627, joined in 1607 to Peter I 

selling Edgmond Corbet. ; 
1607 to Peter 

Corbet. |~ 

Anne Barnfield. 

dau. of 
of Madely 

of Newport, 
fun ior, u. vi. pa. 

of Francis 
of Gnosall, 
m. 1606, 
tel. 1616 

Thomas Barnfield, cet. 5 in 1615. 

In Trinity term 5 James I. (1607) Peter Corbet Esquire 
suffered a recovery of the manor of Edgmond and various 
lands etc. in Edgmond, Pickstock, Aston Magna, Aston 
Parva, Chetwynd, Chetwynd End,. Pykston and Hynstock in 
favoiir of Richard Felton clerk and Richard Blakely, and 
Richard Barnfield and Robert Barnfield were called to 
warranty. 1 And in the following year Robert Barnfield and 
Mil burg his wife sold (or confirmed the sale of) the manor to 
Peter Corbet and his heirs.* 2 Whether the Richard Barnfield 
who was one of the vouchees on the common recovery of 
1607 was the father or the son is not clear, but I take it to 
have been in all probability the son. 

Peter Corbet, who thus acquired the manor of Edgmond 
by purchase from the Barn fields in 1607-?, was the second 
son of Sir Reginald Corbet of Stoke co. Salop, one of the 
Justices of the King's Bench, who was himself the third son 
of Sir Robert Corbet knieht of Moreton Corbet. 3 He 

1 Kecoveiies. Tiin. 5 Jac. I. (Salop). 

-; Pat. Roll, 6 Jac. 1, part 16; Orig. Rod, 6 Jac. I., patt ?, rot, 210. 
3 Vis. of Shropshire 1O23, Hail. S >c. Pub., vol. 2$, p. 13S. 


married in 1 5c) 4 Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Pigott of 
Chetwynd, 1 and died in 1642;^ but some lime before his death, 
and probably by virtue of a settlement iradc in 16 16, when 
Peter Corbet made an alienation of the manor in favour of 
William Smyth gent, and Edward Pears gent, and the heirs 
of William Smyth, 3 either the manor of Edgmond itself or a 
considerable quantity of lands there must have been made 
over to, or at any rate settled upon, his son Robert- For in 
the year 1620 a line was levied by Robert Corbet and Frances 
his wife of 70 acres of pasture in Edgmond in favour of 
Richard Barnfleld and his heirs, 4 and there were also subse- 
quent alienations of land there by Robert Corbet and Frances 
his wife in the years 1627, 1630, 1632 and 163S. 5 


Sir Robert Corbet, of Morcton Corbet, -=pElizabeth, dau. of Sir Henry Vernon 
Sheriff of Salop 1507, d. 15 13. j of Haddon, co Derby, Kt. 

Ro^er Corbet, - f -Ann, dau. of 
of Moreton Andrew Lord 
Corbet, Sheriff j Windsor 
of Salop 1530, i 

Corbets of 
Morcton Corbet. 

d. 1538. 


Sheriff of 


ir Reginald C6'rbct,=p Alice, dau. of 

of Stoke, co. Salop 
Justice of King' 

Richard Corbet, 
of Stoke. 

= Anne, dau. of Sir 
j Thos. Bromley, Kt. 

Chancellor of Em 

I John Grat- 
I woud, cousin 
I and coheir of 
j Sir Roland 
! I1H1, Knt , 

Lord Mayor of 


Corbets of Stoke. 

I'cter Corbet, purchased the=. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomss I igott 

manor of Edgmond 1607 
m. 1594, d. 164. 

of Chetwynd, co. Salop, m. 1594, 
d. 16: 

I ! I 


1 Mytton MS. Extracts from Chetwynd'.Pa ish Registers (in the possesion 01 
the Kev. Ernest Br-idgeman), 
- Cal. to Lichlleld Wills. 

5 Pat. Roll 1 j Jac. I., part 13, n. 15 : Ori;, r . Roll, 13 Jac 1., part 2, rot 80. 

mes (b.\!op), Easter, iS Jac. I. ; and cf. Recoveries (Salop). Tiin., iS 
Lastcr, 3 Car. I.; Trin., 6 Car. I.; Hill , 7 Car. I.; and 

Jac. I. 

5 Bines (Salop) 
Mich., 14 Car. I. 


Robert Corbet, of — Frances, dau. and heir of Robert 

Edgmond, m 
1614, d. 1645. 

Spencer of NTansllcld in Slier 
wood and of Lincoln's Inn, 
m. 16 1 4. 

Richard Corbet, Reginald 
b. and d. 1607. Corbet, 
d. 1642. 

Peter Corbet, Andrew Corbet, of Edgmond, —Mary, dau. of . . . Hampton. 

b. 1 6 ig, d. 
1620 vi. pa. 

b after 1623, d. Oct. 1659. 

citizen of London. 

Peter Corbet, d. vi. fin^ Andrew Corbet, of Edgmond, b. 15 Scut. 165 1, Mary I 
1659. cct. 11 in Aug. 1663, sold Edgmond in 1694 

to Robert Pigctt ol Chetwynd. 

! • I I I 

Elizabeth, b. 162;, Mary, b. 1622, Frances, b. after i 623, Alice, b. alter 

m. Sir Francis in m Skinner, a 1623, m. . . . 

Butler. Wilbams. merchant of London, Teddur, P.p. 

Robert Corbet married in 1614 Frances, daughter and heir 
of Robert Spencer of Mansfield in Sherwood and of Lincoln's 
Inn, and died in 1645. 1 By her he had four daughters and 
one surviving son, Andrew, who with two of the daughters 
was born after the Visitation of 1623. - Andrew Corbet, who 
succeeded on his father's death to Edgmond, died in October 
1659, having married Alary, daughter of one Hampton, a 
citizen of London, by whom he left an only son Andrew, who 
was born 15 September 1651 ; 3 there seems to have been 
another son called Peter, who died at Newport in 1659, 
apparently in his father's lifetime, and was buried at 
Edgmond ; 4 he is not mentioned in the Visitation pedigree. 

Andrew Corbet (the son) was the last of his family who 
owned the manor of Edgmond. In the year 1694 he was 
called to warranty on a recovery suffered by Brynach (?) 
Briden gent, of the manor of Edgmond and 12 messuages, 
12 gardens, 200 acres of land, 70 acres of meadow, 250 acres 
of pasture, 1000 acres of heath and furze, and the view of 
frankpledge in Edgmond in favour of Robert. Pigott Esquire;-"* 

1 Mytton MS. Extracts from Edgmond Parish Registers, 
3 Vis. of Shropshire 1623, Hail, Soc. Pub., vol. 2S, p. 1 3 ; Vis. of Shropshire 
1663-4, fo. 6ia (at College of Aims). 

3 Mytton MS. I'xtracts from Edgmond Parish Registers:. 

4 lb. from New p> it Parish Registers. 

* Eecovfiies, Trin. 6 Will, anil Mary, tot . lyo. 



and thus this manor came by purchase to the Pigott family, 
in whose possession it remained for three generations. 1 

The Pigotts however were no stranger - at Edgmond ; they 
had owned property there long before they acquired tho 
manor, and retained an interest there after they had parted 
with the manor. Thomas Pigott of Chetwynd, the great- 
great-grandfather of Robert Pigott, who was Sheriff of Salop 
in 1615 and died in 1620, acquired the advowson of the 
Rectory of Edgmond from Sir Walter Leveson of Liileshuii 
in 1599 without licence from the Crown, for which he 
obtained the King's pardon in 1620, and his son Walter 
Pigott, did fealty for it after his father's death. 2 In the 
inquisition taken on the death of Thomas Pigott the jurors 
find that in addition to the manor of Chetwynd and the 
advowson of Edgmond he held also lands in Newport of 
George Earl of Salop and Lady Christian Leveson as of the 
manor of Newport, lands in Drayton in Hales of John 
Corbet Esquire as of the manor of Drayton, and lands in 
Aston of the annual value of 3s. 44. of George Earl of Salop 
and Peter Corbet Esquire as of the manor of Edgmond. :j 
Whether the findings as to the lords of the manors of 
Newport and Edgmond at that time are quite correct may 
perhaps be open to question. If the shifting use in tho 
settlement made by John Talbot in 1G06. and referred to on 
a previous page, applied to his shares of these manors as well 
as to the manors of Albrighton and Eordcsham and the other 
lands settled therewith, the finding as to George Earl of 
Salop might be correct: but I do not so understand the effect 
of the deed, nor do I find any mention of Newport or 
Edgmond or Little Aston in the inquisition taken on the 
death of George 9th Earl, though the manors of Albrighton 
and Fordesham and the mansion house and park at Pepper- 
hill are expressly named. Thomas Pigott, who married a 
daughter (described in the Visitation Pedigree of 1623 as 

1 For a detailed account of the Pigott family see the article bj the Rev. W. 
ti. 1). Fletcher, F,S.A.,OD the Sequestration Papers of Thomas Pigott el 
Chetwynd (S.A.S. Trans.. 3rd Ser., VI. 67), to which I am indebted fur many 
particulars incorporated in the pedigree which accompanies this paper. 

: Orig. Roll, 18 Jac. part 4, rot. ioS ; 20 Jac, I., put .j, 1 ot. 42. 
''h. I n * 1 . , 19 Jac. 1., Sef. II., vol *8q (10S). 


" fdui noiha "*) of Thomas Eyton Esquire of Eyton co. Salop, 
was succeeded on his death in 1620 by his son Walter 
Pigott then 40 years of age. Walter Pigott was Sheriff o;" 
Salop in 1624 ; he married Catherine daughter (also described 
in the same Visitation Pedigree as "ftlia nothci" 2 ) of Sir 
Walter Leveson knight of Lilleshall, and died in 1655. Some 
time after i6t6 and before October 1635 he had acquired also 
the manor of Adene.y (which in Saxon times had been one of 
the berewicks or members of the manor of Edgmond, but 
had been granted to Croxden Abbey before the grant of 
Edgmond to Henry de Audley in 122;, and having been 
exchanged for other lands with Buildwas Abbey had passed 
to the Crown on the Dissolution of Monasteries by Henry 
VIII.) together with lands at Edgmond: and these were ail 
included with the manor of Chctwynd and the advowsons ot 
the churches of Edgmond and Chetwynd in a settlement 
made by him in October 1635, the trustees being Sir Robert 
Vernon, Sir Andrew Corbet, Sir Philip Eyton and Walter 
Chetwynd Esquire. 3 His son and heir Thomas Pigott, who 
was born in 1599, married Anne, daughter of Ralph Sneyd 
Esquire of Keele co. Stafford, and dying in 1665 was succeeded 
by his son Walter. Walter Pigott of Chctwynd was born in 
1635 I nc was twice married, first to Mary daughter of John 
Danvers of Shakerston co. Leicester, 4 who died in iG63'' 
leaving a daughter Mary, and secondly to Anne, daughter of 
Sir John Dryden of Canon Ashby, co. Northants, who 
survived him, and by whom he had a son and heir Robert : 
he died in 1669. 

Robert Pigott of Chetwynd, who purchased the manor of 
Edgmond from Andrew Corbet in 1694, was born in 1664,* 
and was Sheriff of Salop in 1697 ; he married Eranccs, 
daughter of William Ward of Willingsworth, co. Stafford, and 
niece of Edward Lord Dudley and Ward, by whom he had 
a son and successor, Robert, born 1G99. 

1 Vis. ol .Shiopshire 1623, Hail. Soc. Pub., vol. 29, p. 401 \ cf. Vis of 
Shropshire 1063-.} (at College Arms), fo. 61b, where there is a note to the 
effect tint Thomas Pigott (then ol" Chetwynd) refused to certify the marriages 
of his father anil grandfather because both ol their wives were illegitimate. 

- 16. 

3 Fines (Divers Counties), Mich,, 1 1 Car. 1- 
* Vis. ol Shropshiie 1003-4, 1° 0I ^- 

•' Mytton MS. Extiaets from Chetwynd Parish Registers. 
0 Jb % 



Richard Pigott (3rd son of John Pigott.-Jovce, dau. an 1 coh. of Sir Richard de 
of Butley, co. Chester), d. May, 1439. ! Peshale, Kt., of Chetwynd. 

John Pigott, b. 1434. — I .llen, dau. of Robert de Legh of Adlington, co. Chester. 

i . 

Robert Pigott. Sheriff — Margaret, dau. of Sir John Rlount of Kinlet, 

of Salop 15 17. 

co. Salop. 

Thomas Pigott=Elizabeth Onley (or Ottley). 

, I ' 


Robert Pigott =pElizabeth, dau. of William Gatacre. 

Will dated 1584. 

Will dated 1586. 

.1 ' ! i i 

1 nomas 1'igott, of C'net- — Dorothy, illegit. dau Richard George William 

wynd, Sheriff of Salop I of Thomas Eyton of Pigott, of Pigott, of 

1605, acquired advowson | Eyton, d. 161S. Newport, Gerry, Francis 

of Fdgmond 1599, d j m. Margt. m, [oan 

1620. Steventon. Wedfired. Edward 

Walter Pigott, of Chetwynd, cel. 40—Catherine, iliegit. dau. of Sir Richard 

in 1625, Sheriff of Salop 1624. 
d, 1655. 

Walter Leveson of Lillesha 
d. Oct. 1624. 


Thomas Pigott, d. 1602. William Pigott. Elizabeth, m. Peter Corbet 

1594, d. 1632. 

Thomas Pigott, of Chetwynd, — Anne, dau. of Ralph Sneyd Francis Pigott* 

b. 1590, Royalist oliicer, d. 

of Keele, co. Staffs., d, Feb. living 100: 

Mary, dau. ofj=Walter Pigott ; f= Anne, dau. pi Sir Robert Thomas Pigott, 

John Danversof 
Shalcerston, co 
Leicester, d 
1603 (itt wife) 

of Chetwynd, 
b. 1635, d. 


ary Pigott, b. 1663. 

John Dryden of Pigott, b. b. 1645, d. 1695, 

Canons Ashby, 164 1, d. m. ( 1 ) Mary Lor:, 

co. Northants, 104S. (2) Maty Eyton, 

living 17 10, (fit. (3) Mary Vcn- 

d. 1722 (2nd wile) William abies. 

Pigott, j 

d. 16.15. W'alter Pigott. 

Robert Pigott. ot Chetwynd. b. 1664,^"= Frances, dau. of William Ward of 
purchased manor of Fdgmond 1004, | W'iliingsworth, co. Stalls., brother ol 
Sheriff of Salop io;>;. 1 Edward Lord Dudley and Ward. 

« l 


Anne, dau. and coll. -Robert Pigott, of Chetwynd — Anne, dau. of . . . Peers 
of Richard Rocke of and Edgmond, b. 21 Nov. j of Criggion, co. Mont- 
Shrewsbury, d. s.p. 1699, d. May 1770. gomery (2nd wile.) 
(1st wile.) j 

Robert Pigott, of Chetwynd and Edg-= Rev. William— Arabella, dau. 

mono, Sheriff of Salop 1774, sold j Pigott, Rector 

Chetwynd estates and manor of | of Chetwynd 

Edgmond 1779. d. July 1794, s.p. j and Edgmond, 

surv. ; d. 181 1. 


a sop, d . s.p. vi. pa. 

of John M ytton 
of Halston, co. 

I . ! 

William Pigott, Capt. Rev. John Dryden Pigott, of— V ranees, dau. of Henry 

82nd Regt., d. s.p. vi. Edgmond, Rector of Edg- I Bevan of Shrewsbury. 

pa. 1795- mond, d. 1 846. I m. 3 Feb. 1806. 

: ' - - - 1 ~ I " r 

Rev. John Dryden Pigott, of Edgmond, Rector of William Arthur | 

Edgmond, b. 18 April, iSoS, succeeded to Mindorne Henry James 1 

Castle estates ana assumed name of Corbet 1S66, Pigott, Pigott, j 

d. tin friar. 25 Oct. 1S89. d. s.p. d. s.p. 1 

Leighton Rev. Charles Franc's Corbet=Catherine, dau. of Charier. Wren- | 

Price Pigott, Rector of Edgmond Moskyns, M.P.,or Horewood, | 

Pigot, and Canon of Lichfield, b. co, Hereford, m 1873. 

d.'s.p. rSio, d Jan. 1S88, s.p. 

Frederick Rev. George Win. Piiott, Rector of Upton — Ellen, dau. of Rev 
Pigott, Magna, Co. Salop, assumed name of I Percival Spearman 
d. s.p. Corbet on succeeding his brother in Sun- J Wilkinson, m. 16 Sept. 
dome Castle estates, d. 4 March, 1906. I 1S71. 

Hugh Dryden Corbet, of Sundorne— Kathleen, dau. of John Spencer Phillips, 
Castle, b. 3 June, 1873. ^ of The Mount, Shrewsbury, m. 1903. 

Robert Pigott (the son) of Chetwynd and Edgmond was 
twice married. His first wife, by whom he left no issue, was 
Anne, daughter and coheir of Richard Rocke of Shrewsbury; 
his second wife was Ann Peers of Criggion co. Montgomery, 
and by her he left two sons, Robert and YViiliam. He died 
in May T7.70. 1 

His eldest son and successor, Robert Pigott of Chetwynd 
and Edgmond (the third in succession of that name), who 

1 Burke's Landed Gentrv sub now. 


was Sheriff of Salop in 1774, sold most of his family estates 
in Shropshire, including the Chetwynd estate and the manor 
of Edgmond, with which he parted in the year 1779. But 
the sale does not appear to have included quite all of his 
Edgmond property ; for his brother the Rev. William Pigott, 
Rector of Chetwynd and Edgmond, came into the possession 
of certain land there and also of the Edgmond advowson, 
which remained in the possession of his descendants until 
quite recently. Robert Pigott lived much abroad and died 
there, without leaving any issue surviving him, in 179 4. 1 

Hard wick, in his MS. Collections for a History of Shrop- 
shire, says that the purchaser of the manor of Edgmond as 
well as the manor of Chetwynd was Thomas Lloyd of Gray's 
Inn, London, who took up his residence at Chetwynd manor 
house and in 1S03 disposed of both manors to Thomas 
Borrow or Borough of Castlefield, co. Derby, the lord of the 
manor at the time he wrote (circa 1835). However it seems 
fairly clear from the court rolls of the manor of Edgmond 
that the purchaser from Robert Pigott was William Waller," 
and that Thomas Lloyd purchased it from him. The last 
court baron at which Robert Pigott's name appears as lord 
of the manor was held on 12 October 1778, and the first at 
which that of Thomas Lloyd appears as lord on 23 October 
1781 ; between these dates there were courts held on 29 
November 1779 and 30 October 17S0 in the name of William 
Waller. Thomas Lloyd's last court was held on 4 May 
1S03, and on 10 October of that year the name of Thomas 
Borrow appears on the court rolls as lord of the manor. 3 

'1 nomas Borrow or Borough, who purchased the manors 
of Chetwynd and Edgmond in 1803, was the son of Thomas 
Borrow of Castlefield, Recorder of Derby, and Anne his wife, 
daughter and heir of John Alt of Loughborough, co. Leices- 
ter, and the grandson of Isaac Borrow of Hulland, co. Derby, 

1 Burke's Landed Gentry sub nam. 

- This is confirmed by the article by the Rev. W. G. D. Fletcher, F.S.A.. 
in the Sequestration Tapers of Thomas Pi«;ott of Chetwynd (S. A S. Trans- 
actions, 3rd Ser., VI. 67, at p. So), where it is stated that the Chetwynd estate, 
with the Edgmond estate, was sold by Robert Pigott to William Waller for 
£50, 500 on 4 Sept. 1779. 

• ! Ex inf. Rev. Ernest Bridgeman, from court rolls of the manor in the 
custody of Mr. R. Liddlc pf Newport, the present steward of the manor. 

Vol. III,. 3rd Series; 0 


by his second wife Honora, sister and heir of Robert Burton: 
he married in 178S Jane, only daughter of William Smithson 
of Ledstone Park, Ferrybridge, co. York, and came to reside 
at Chetwynd Park in 1S03. On his death these estates 
passed to his son John Charles Burton-Borough, who was 
born in 1S10 and married in 1848 Elizabeth Charlotte, 
daughter of Rear-Admiral Roberts Gawen ; he died in 1894^ 
when the estates devolved upon his son John Sidney Burton- 
Borough, the present owner. 1 

But the purchase by Thomas Borough from Thomas Lloyd 
did not include the whole of the old manorial estates. 
Tradition assigns the old half-timbered house (now two 
cottages) near the church at Edgmond as the ancient manor 
house of the Barnfields, but there is a difficulty about this 
which should be mentioned. The house is now freehold, and 
it forms part of the glebe, having been added to it by the 
representatives of the Rev. C. F. C. Pigott, Rector of 
Edgmond, to whom it was made over by the Rev. John 
Dryden Pigott in 1874 ^fter he had succeeded to the Sundorne 
estate and assumed the name of Corbet. 2 But in the convev- 
ance of 1S74 *t is described as being then of copyhold tenure, 
and in 1808 it appears to have been the property of William 
Rose. 3 If it really was the ancient manor house of the 
Barnfields, it had probably ceased to be occupied as such 
»vhen the manor was acquired by the Pigotts, if not before. 
The following extract is taken from Hardwick's MS. Collec- 
tions for a History of Shropshire (written circa 1S35), and may 
be of some interest in this connection : — 

" The manor or tow nship of Edgmond contains 1 76 1 acres 
2 roods and 34 perches of land, in which lies the hamlet of 
the same name widely spread upon a gentle ascent. On the 
west side stands the beautiful and interesting church upon 
the highest ground, and a little below to the south is the very 
antiquated and modern [sic] rectory house, a large structure 
the residence of the Rcw. John Dryden Pigott the present 
Rector, who is proprietor of lands here independent of his 
glebe. On the east side is an endowed school from various 

1 Burke's Landed Gentry, sub now. 
8 Ex inf. Rev. Finest Bi jiigeman, 
1 4b. 


benefactors with an annual subscription for the education of 
the youth in this parish conducted by Joseph Pritchard. 
Here are eight farms. One with the modern manor house and 
demesne lands belongs to John Hill gent., the stepson of the 
late John Bayley of this place, who purchased it from 
Thomas Lloyd Esquire of Chetwynd the then lord of this 
manor. Another estate here is the property of [ ] 
Borough Esquire of Chetwynd, the present lord of this 
manor, and occupied by himself, John Blackmore and 
Thomas Bayley. Another is held by its proprietor this 
Thomas Bayley, whose ancestors were resident here shortly 
after the restoration. Another is the family estate of its 
occupier Mary Alcock, which she inherits from her brother 
John Freeman gent, late of this place. Another lately 
belonged to Miss Freeman, but is now the property of her 
nephew John Alcock gent, of this place, and held by John 
Sillitoe. Another, called Ancellor House and Flat, is occupied 
by its proprietor Thomas Adams gent., whose progenitors 
were living here during the Protectorate. Another is the 
estate of its occupier John Fieldhouse Moore, and another 
belonged to the ancient family of Bayley of Stanford Hall 
afterwards to their descendant John Marsh Esquire of the 
Lyde par. Penne [co.] Stafford and near to Wolverhampton, 
but now to his son Richard Bayley Marsh's widow, at present 
the wife of the celebrated extemporary preacher the Rev. 
William Dalton of the Lyde, and held by Thomas Sillitoe." 1 

From a Survey of Edgmond township made in 1S0S- it 
appears that the New Manor house was then in the posses- 
sion and ownership of Richard Bayley (being identified in 
pencil as that subsequently belonging to Hill), and in 
Hardwick's Extracts from the Edgmond Parish Registers is 
an entry of the burial on 4 Sept. 1808 of " Sarah Bayley 
widow of the New House aged 78." 

The earliest court rolls of the manor of. Edgmond now- 
extant date from at least as far back as the year 1598, when 
Richard Barnlield was lord of the manor, but they are not 

1 Hardwick's MS. Collections, under" Edgmond.'' The punctuation here is 
mine, there heing no stops in the MS. 

-' Ex inf. Rev. Ernest Bridgeman, from Survey in the possession ot Mr. 
George Hammonds of Newport, Salop. 


quite continuous. Soon after Thomas Borough's purchase 
there was a view of frankpledge with a court baron held in 
his name on I November iSoj, at which separate constables 
were presented for the different townships, two being pre- 
sented for Edgmond, one for Church Aston, one for Pick- 
stock, and one for Chetwynd Aston. 1 To this I may add 
that the Survey and Rental of Little Aston etc. in 1681 — 
1 691, referred to on a previous page for its summary of the 
provisions in the deed of partition of 1565. contains also a 
customary of the manor of Edgmond, as set out in Articles 
of Agreement dated 13 March 2 James I. (1605) between 
Robert Barnfield of Edgmond gent, of the one part and 
Giles Yonge gent, and others his copyholders of the same 
town of the other part " declaring' the customs of the said 
manor of Edgcmond aforesaid there used out of time of 
minde." These customs are declared with much minuteness 
of detail as to heriots and fines, course of descent, widows' 
rights, powers of alienation and of cutting of timber by 
tenants, court fees. etc. ; the custom of descent was to the 
youngest son by the first wife or husband (if more than one), 
or in default of sons to the voungest daughter (somewhat 
similar to, though not identical with, the well known custom 
of borough English), and the widow was entitled to the 
whole land, but only during her widowhood. John Talbot 
was not a party to these Articles of Agreement, but it is 
evident that the same customs were applicable to his manor 
of Little Aston. 

The devolution of the manor of Edgmond has now been 
traced, brieily from the time of the grant to Henry de Audley 
in 1227, and more fully from the beginning of the fourteenth 
century, first as an entire manor belonging to the Audleys, 
then from the beginning of the fifteenth century in undivided 
third shares. Of these shares one was immediately sold by 
Margaret Miliary to Hugh de Holes, and remained in the 
possession of his descendants, the Holes's, the Troutbecks 
and the Talbots, till the partition in 1505, and afterwards 
(under the name of the manor of Little Aston) in the Talbot 
family until the sale in 17S7 to Ralph Leeke, the great- 

Kx int. Rev. Ernest Bridgenian, fiom court roll?. 


grandfather of the present owner. Another share devolved 
upon the Touchet Audleys, and was s< Id by Anne Audley* 
who married first a Twyneho and then an Inkepen, to Thomas 
Lodge in 1551. The remaining share devolved upon the 
Fitzwarines and their descendants, the Hankfords and 
Bourchiers, till the sale to Thomas Lodge in 1552. These 
last two shares were shortly afterwards sold to the Barnfields, 
and from that family after the partition they passed (under 
the name of the manor of Edgmond) by purchase first to the 
Corbets, a century later to the Pigotts, and after the lapse of 
nearly another century through William Waller and Thomas 
Lloyd to Thomas Borrow or Borough, the grandfather of 
Mr. Burton Borough the present lord of the manor. 

In conclusion something should be said about each of the 
six berewicks or members, which in Saxon times belonged to 
the manor of Edgmond, and which in 12S5 were either parcel 
of or held of that manor, although the systematic tracing of 
the title to them is outside the scope of this paper. These 
were (as already stated) Adeney, Field or Great Aston, 
Church or Little Aston, Little Hales, Pickstock, and Newport- 

The early history of Adeney will be found in Eyton's 
Antiquities of SJiropshire, 1 and it is shortly as follows: — It 
was granted by King John in 1206 to the Abbot and Monks 
of Croxden, and was exchanged by them in 12S7 for other 
lands elsewhere with the Abbot and Monks of Buildwas. in 
whose possession it, or the seignory of it (for there was 
probably a further subinfeudation), remained until the Dis- 
solution of Monasteries by Henry VIII. After this time it 
came again into lay hands under some grant from the Crown, 
the date and particulars of which I cannot give. In 1614 a 
recovery was suffered by Nicholas Carter and Origen Buck 
in favour of Thomas Harper and another of the manors of 
of Adriey and Stirchley (?) and lands in Stirchley (?), Edg- 
mond, and Adney, Francis Rogers being called to warranty. 5 
Two years later a recovery was suffered by Nicholas Baynton 
and William Haynes in favour of Richard Lawrence and 
Thomas Stephens of the manor ol Adney and lands in Adncy 

1 Kytoivs Ant. of Shropshire^ ix. 121. 
J Recoveries (Salop), Mich., 12 Jac. 1. 


and Edgmond, Francis Rogers being again vouchee. 1 In 
1635 we find the manor of Adney included with the manor of 
Chetwynd in a settlement of the estates of Walter Pigott. 
These are the only notices I have come across of Adenev, 
and of its subsequent history I have nothing to say, except 
that an-' estate there, which included the whole township 
except two cottages, was purchased in 1S76 by Ralph Merrick 
Leekc Esq., the father of Colonel Ralph Leeke the present 
owner, from Sir Henry Tyrwhitt Bart., and that the two 
cottages have since been purchased by Colonel Leeke from 
the representatives of Richard Asterley, formerly a tenant of 
one of the Adeney farms. 3 

The history of Field or Great Aston is more complicated. 
Eyton has show n that before the grant of Edgmond to Henry 
de Audley three virgates in Great Aston had been granted by 
Henry II. to Robert Pinzun in 1155, and that of these three 
virgates two were subsequently bestowed by Pinzun upon 
Shrewsbury Abbey, while another virgate (probably the third 
of Pinzun's virgates) was given to Lilleshall Abbey : the rest 
of the hamlet of Great Aston was included in the grant to 
the Audlevs in 1227, and (with the exception of one virgate 
held in 1255 by Edith the widow of Newport) subinfeudated 
before 1255 by James de Audley to Geoffrey de Thorp at 
the rent of a pair of white gloves. 4 The holding of Geoffrey 
de Thorp is described in a suit in 1273 by Ela, widow of 
James de Audley, in respect of dower as " ten librates of land 
in Ashton co. Salop." 5 In 1285 the hamlet of Great Aston 
appears to have been in the possession of William Esseby, 
whose position there Eyton was unable to account for : in 
1296 John Rondulf's name appears as the lord of Aston ; 
John Rondulf also held lands there in 1304, but Edmund son 
of Geoffrey de Thorp seems to have been the real owner of 
the inheritance. 6 One possible explanation might be that 
cither William Esseby or John Rondulf, or possibly each ot 

1 Recoveri s (Salop), Easter, 14 Jac. I. 

- Fines (Diver (jjunties), Mich., 11 C ir. I. Of. Pat. Roll, 11 Car. [.. pift 
33' No - S3- 

i Kx inf. Col. Ralnh Leeke. 

4 By toil's Ant. of Shropshire, ix. I -4 , 125. 

s E^nce Poll, liaster, 1 lid. I., m. 4 {Staff, Hist L:>tt. vi., rart 1,5)!. 


them in turn, married the widow of Geoffrey dc Thorp and 
became lord of Aston in right of his wife. So far Eyton- 
The next notice of a lord of Aston that I im aware of is in a 
deed in the possession of John Tayleur Esq. of Buntingsdale, 
dated the Thursday after the feast of St. Mark 10 Edward II. 
(April 1323), under which Thomas le Gomeiy took from the 
lord Thomas de Aston, to him his heirs and assigns for ever, 
one messuage and half a virgate of land with meadows and 
appurtenances, which land John [West ?] formerly held, in 
the vill of Aston, and on entering he gave to the lord ten 
marks of silver. 1 Who this Thomas de Aston was I cannot 
say, but I suppose him to have succeeded in some way to the 
interest of the Thorps. In the inquisition taken on the 
death of Nicholas de Audley in 1391 there is a separate 
mention (not included under Edgmond) of nine marcates 
of rent in Muchel Aston ;' 2 and again in that taken on the 
death of his widow in 1401 there is a similar separate mention 
of various tenements in Mickelaston, stated to be held of the 
King in capite as of (or as a member of) the manor of 
Edgmond, but the words are difficult to decipher. 3 I think 
it probable that these tenements represent the Thorp fee, 
and that it had by that time been acquired agaiii by the 
overlord. I do not find any mention of Great Aston in any 
of the earlier Audlev inquisitions, but the rent of a pair of 
white gloves is entered under rents of assize of freemen in the 
inquisition taken on the death of William de Audley in 1282. 4 
A century later the inquisition on the death of John Touchet 
Lord Audley, the representative of the senior coheir of the 
Audlcys, in 1490 shows that he had a few years before his 
death settled the manor of Mickle, Much or Great Aston with 
a moiety of the manor of Eordesham upon his son James de 
Audley knight, afterwards Lord Audley, and Joan his wife in 
tail, with remainder to his own right heirs."' As already 
noticed, James Lord Audley was attainted and put to death 

1 Ex inf. Co!. F. K. Twemlow of Peatswood, to whom I am indebted for all 
the infounation here given which is based upon deeds and other documents at 

- lnq., 1 5 hie. II., No. i. 

3 Inq., 2 Hen. IV., No. 56. 

* Inq.; 1 1 Ed. I., No. ^4, 

:> Ch, Inij., 0 Hen. VII., §er, II., vol. 6 (13) 


in 1497, but his widow lived on in a state of unsound mind 
until 1533. Their son John Touchet or dc Audlev was 
restored in blood and honours in 151 1-2, but he squander^ d 
away most of his great estates, selling a great many manor- 
in various counties (but including only Red Castle in 
Shropshire) to the King in 1 535-6. 1 It was probably about 
this time that he disposed of the manor of Great' Aston, 
which in 1540 we find in the possession of the Chetwvnd 
family. This branch of the Chetwynds owned lands in 
Great Aston before they acquired the manor. By a Buntings, 
dale deed, dated 16 Henry VII. (1500-1), the Ryesuch meadow 
in Aston was granted by William Colwvch and William 
Xedeham to John Chetwvnd and Margaret his wife and the 
heirs of their bodies, with remainder to William Chetwvnd 
Esquire, father of John Chetwvnd :~ and a few years later, 
by deed dated 28 October 19 Henry VII. (1503), William 
Chetwvnd Esquire granted and confirmed to Robert Moreton, 
Richard Haghton, Michael Salmon, and Philip Chetwynd 
all his lands and tenements, rents etc. in Aston and else- 
where in Shropshire, to hold to them their heirs and assigns 
for ever of the chief lords of that fee by the services thence- 
forth due and of right accustomed. 3 So far t'here is no 
mention of the manor, but in 1540 Humphrey Chetwynd of 
Aston made a settlement of the manor of Aston, 4 and in 154S 
John Chetwynd held a court there, and granted a house and 
five selions of land in the field of Aston to Robert Barnfield 
at a quit rent of 12s. 4d. 5 It was probably about this time 
and from the name of its then owner that Great Aston 
acquired the name of Chetwynd Aston, by which it after- 
wards became more generally known. On 20 June 13 
James I. (161 5) Sir Walter Chetwynd of Ingestrie, knight, 
agreed to sell the manor of Great Aston and other property 
to Thomas Skrymshcr, Esquire, of Aqualate, and the purchase 
was completed on 24 September of the following year/' 
Sir Walter Chetwynd of Ingestrie (the vendor) would be the 
grandfather of Walter Chetwynd, the well-known Stafford- 
shire antiquary and author of the " History of the Pirehill 

1 Stat., 3 Hen. VIII, c. 17 ; 27 Hen. VIII., c, 31. 
2 , 4 , 8 and " Ex. inf. Co). F, K. Twemlow, ut sup 


Hundred," the first part of which has recently been edited 
by the Rev. V. Parker, rector of Colton, and printed in the 
William Salt Society's Staffordshire Historical Collections. 
The Chetwynd pedigree there given 1 includes the Aston 
branch of that family, which apparently came to an end with 
Robert Chetwynd (the son of John and grandson of 
Humphrey) in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, when- their 
Aston estates probably devolved upon the senior line then 
established at Ingcstrie. A pedigree of Skrymshire of 
Aqualatc will be found in the Staffordshire Visitation of 
1663-4 edited for the same Society, 2 from which it will be 
seen that Thomas Skrymshire was succeeded by his son 
Gerard, who had an only son, Edwin, and two daughters, 
Mary and Letitia, then living. The Buntingsdale papers 
show that Gerard Skrymshire was lord of Aston in 1651 and 
1658, and Edwin Skrymshire in 1674 and 1684 ; and the 
latter must have afterwards died without issue, for his estates 
were eventuallv divided between his two sisters, the manor 
of Great Aston falling to the share of the younger sister 
Letitia, who in 1661 was married to John Tayleur, Esquire, 
of Rodington, en. Salop, the direct lineal ancestor of the 
present owner of Buntingsdale and Great or Chetwynd 
Aston. 3 Besides this manor there was, as noticed in a 
previous part of this paper, some land at Aston, which at the 
death in 1620 of Thomas Pigott (the purchaser of the 
advowson of Edgmond church from Sir Walter Leveson in 
I 599) wa5 stated to be of the annual value of 3s. 46., and to 
have been held bv Thomas Pigott of the lords of the manor 
of Edgmond. 4 Possibly this may represent the virgate of 
land held in 1255 D y Edith the Widow of Newport, but this 
is pure conjecture. I should like to express my thanks to 
Colonel Twerrilow, the author of the " Battle of Bloreheath 1 
for the valuable notes sent me by him of the Buntingsdale 
deeds, which have led me to give a much fuller account of 

Staff, /list. Col/., N.S.. xii. 152-3. 
\ S/aJ. Hist, Coil., v., r t. 2. 207. 
" Ex int. CoK F. K. Twemiow, ut su/>. 
* Cb. In q., iq Jac. I., Ser. II., vol. 389(108). 

5 Of this work, which is published by Messrs, Whitehead Bros, of Wolver- 
hampton, a notice in the Antiquary says " the little book can be commended 
as a model of how such a footnote to history should be written*" 

Vol. III., 4th Scries. P 



the manor of Great Aston than I should otherwise have 
thought of doing. 

Little Hales was subinfeudated hy the Audleys, and was 
held in 1285 by John de Hales. 1 Of its subsequent history I 
know nothing, except that in 1514 Katherine Audley, the 
widow of Thomas Audley, died seised of a messuage and 
lands there held of John Lord Fitzwarine and the heirs of 
William Troutbcck," i.e. the other lords at the time of the 
manor of Edgmond. It lies in the parish, or partly in the 
parish, of Sheriff Hales, and was probably quite small. 

Little Aston, or Church Aston (as I suppose it was called 
because it included the site of the Church, for it never was 
Church property ), remained a member of the manor of 
Edgmond until the partition in 1565. In the inquisition 
taken on the death of Nicholas de Audley in 1316-7 there is 
an extent of the manor of Edgmond, w hich states that "there 
is at Aston, which is a member of Edgmond, 40s. 2 id. of 
rent of assize of socmen.'' 3 The devolution of Little Aston 
has already been traced at some length in treating of the 
Talbot share of Edgmond. 

Pickstock also remained throughout in the hands of the 
lords as parcel of the manor of Edgmond, and was never 
granted away by subinfeudation. In the extent of Edgmond 
just referred to the jurors say that " there is at Pickstock, 
which is a member of Edgmond, 32s. g Jd. of rent of assi/e 
of socmen." 4 On the partition in 1565 it fell to the share of 
Robert Barnfield, and a considerable number of tenancies 
there are mentioned in the inquisition taken on the death of 
Robert Barnfield in 1568. 5 Most of the land at Pickstock 
still belongs to the lord of the manor of Edgmond. 

Lastly we come to the vill of New Borough, or Newport* 

1 Eyton's Ant. of Shrop., ix, 1 26. 

2 Oh. tnqv, 7 Hen. VIII., Ser. II., Vol. 30 (76) (Salop). See also Ch. Inq,, 
23 Hen. VII., S-er, II., Vol. 21 (31), taken on the death of her husband 
Thomas Audley. 

1 Inq. 10 Ed. II., No. 73, now File 56 (3). 
* lb. 

'° Ch. Inq., 10 Eliz., Ser. II., Vol. 148 138). 

c For a full account of Newport see the articles by the late Mr. Edward 
Jones referred to at the beginning Of this paper. I have left my summary .is it 
stoad, as it calls attention to the reason why the l< it/.warine* did not succeed 
to any share of this manor. 


which was of such importance that it was separately 
mentioned in the grant to Henry de Audley in 1227, and was 
held of the manor of Edgmond by the burgesses of Newport 
as a free borough in 1285. The seignory of this vill, which 
is constantly described as a manor, on the death of Nicholas de 
Audley in 1391 devolved on his sister Margaret Hillary and his 
great nephew John Touchet, the grandson of his sister Joan, 
as his coheirs in equal moieties, the grandson of his half-sister 
Margaret Fitzwarine for the reasons already noticed not 
taking any share in this manor as he did in that of Edgmond. 
The Hillary moiety was sold by Margaret Hillary and her 
husband, together with the Hillary third of Edgmond, and 
with it passed through the families of Holes and Troutbeck 
to the Talbots, and again with it was settled upon the junior 
branch of the Talbot family seated at Longford. It was 
purchased in the year 1829 from the Earl of Shrewsbury by 
the Duke of Sutherland, and is now the property of the 
present Duke. The Touchet moiety passed, with the Touchet 
third of Edgmond, through Thomas Audley to his daughter 
Anne Twyneho, who with her second husband Richard 
Inkepen sold them both to Thomas Lodge in 1551. In 1557 
it was sold by Thomas Lodge, with two-thirds of Edgmond. 
to Robert Barnfield, whose son Richard on 20 April 17 
Elizabeth (1575) conveyed it to Walter L,eveson of LilleshaJl. 
On the death without issue of his son Sir Richard Levoson 
(the Yice-Admiral) in 1605 it passed with the Lilleshali estate? 
to Sir John Leveson of Haling, whose widow Christian was 
as regards this moiety the lady of the manor in 1620. It 
still remains in the possession of their descendant, the present 
Duke of Sutherland, who is now sole lord of the manor. 1 

There were also other manors or vills lying within ^or 
partly within) the parish of Edgmond, e.g. Caynton and 
Calvington, for many years the property of the Yonges and 
held of the manor of Great Bolas, and also Buttery, Tibberton 
and Caerrington. But, as none of these had any connection 
with the manor of Edgmond. no attempt has been made to 
trace the title to any of them. 

1 Ex inf. Rev. Ernest Bridgeman, on the authority of Mi. W. K. Stamei ol 
hiileshall I.oci^c, the Duke's agent. 


1 have only to add that I wish to acknowledge my indebted- 
ness to my brother, the Rev. Ernest Bridgeman, at whose 
instance my researches were undertaken, not only for much 
valuable local information, but also for his criticism and help 
throughout the preparation of this paper. The pedigrees, 
which I have appended to it, do not profess to be exhaustive, 
but it is hoped that they are accurate so far as they go, and 
that they will be found helpful in illustrating and explaining 
the text in case of any ambiguity. 

Supplementary Note. 

The view expressed above (p. 103) as to the devolution of the Thorp fee in 
Great Aston upon the Audley overlords is confirmed by two suits on the De 
Benco Rolls, Easter 12 Kic. II m. 56 and Mich. 17 Ric. II m. 2S1 dorso, 
transcribed in the William Salt Society's Staffordshire Historical Collections, 
vol. xv., pp. 13, 59. From tnese suits it appears that William, son of William 
Chetwynd, had levied a tine in favour of Nicholas de Audiey of a messuage, two 
carucates of land, twenty acres of meadow, a hundred acres of pasture, ten acres 
of wood, and nine marks of rent in Muche Aston, together with the services of 
the tenants, in consideration of 200 maiks. Joan, the widow of William de 
Chetwynd (the father) and the defendant in the fust suit, and John Chetwynd, 
the plaintiff in the second suit, plead a grant by James de Audley to Geoffrey de 
Thorp and Alice his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and a descent is given 
from Geoffrey and Alice de Thoip through their son Edmund, their grandson 
Thomas, and their great-grandson William (the husband of Joan), to William de 
Chetwynd (who levied the fine) and his brother lohn (the plaintiff in the second 
suit). The Audleys deny the entail, but the result of the suits does not appear. 
These pleadings also establish the identity of Thomas, lord of Aston in 1323, 
as the grandson of Geoffrey de Thorp. 


By the Rev. R. C. PURTON, M.A. 

SlDBURY, or Sudbury, signifies the South "Burgh" or fortified 
inclosure of Saxon times, wherein the Community lived with 
their over-lord together, — as contrasted with the later Nor- 
man "castle," where the over-lord dwelt in isolation. "South" 
perhaps with reference to Chetton, with Middleton lying be- 
tween. Before the Conquest one Wiga, a free man, held it; 
after that event it was included in the possessions of Earl 
Roger. At the time of the Survey Sudberie (with Eudon 
George, Chelmarsh and Burwarton) formed a detached por- 
tion of the Hundred of Baschurch. but soon afterwards these 
five manors became part of the newly constituted Hundred of 
Stottesden. The Domesday Record states that Ralph (that 
is Ralph de Mortimer) held Sidbury under Earl Roger, and 
that there was one hide which paid geld; that there were two 
ploughs in desmesne and six serfs, also six villeins and three 
bordars with two ploughs, with room for two more. In time 
of King Edward it was worth 20s., afterwards waste, and 
now worth 1 8s. 

The Mortimers were not involved in the forfeiture of Rob- 
ert de Belesme, and retained possession of their Shropshire 
estates. Younger sons were enfeoffed at Sidbury on more 
than one occasion — William son of Ralph de Mortimer and 
Hugh son of Hugh de Mortimer being lords of the manor — 
but the over-lordship remained with the senior branch of the 
family until the Earldom of March became invested in the 
Crown in 1424. 

In 1203 S' r Hugh de Sudberi accused Robert de Girros, 
lord of Burwarton, of unjust' 1 )' seizing his hounds, but with- 
drew the cause. Before 1240 Sidbury was held under Morti- 
mer by the family of de Arras or Darras, and they remained 
here for many generations. In the Testa de Neville Ralph 
de Arras is found to hold two fees in Sodbur' and Nenton 
(Neenton) of the Barony of Mortimer; and in the Nomina 
Vol. III., 4U1 >'ciies. J> 



Villarum (9 Ed. II.) Ralph de Arraz appears as lord of Sul- 
bury. Adam dc Arraz was assessed to subsidy in 1327 for 
lands here, and occurs again with his wife Audrea in 1348. 
Blakeway quotes an entry in the Liber Niger of Wigmore, 
wherein John D arras certifies that he did homage at Wigge- 
more to his most honoured lord, "Monsieur Esmon de Morti- 
mer," Earl of March and lord of Wigmore, for his manors of 
Sudbury and Neinton, with the appurtenances in the county 
of Salop, and further that he holds the same of the said Earl 
by homage, fealty, and two knights' fees and suit at the court 
of Wigmore every three weeks. John de Arras was Sheriff 
of Shropshire in 1402. In the Calendar of Knights' Fees Ete 
of Edmund Earl of March (who died in 138,1) dated 141 4, 
Robert Durus is stated to hold the above Knights' Fees, 
which were extended to the yearly value of £10. Blakeway, 
commenting on this, says, "I conceive this Calendar to have 
been made out after an old list, in which some names, and 
that of Darras among the rest, were inserted after they had 
ceased to hold the property which they are stated to possess" 
(MS. Bodl. 12). The Inquisition on the death of Edmund, 
last Earl of Mortimer (3 Hen. VI.), states that he held "two 
Knights' fees in Sudberie and Neynton, which w'ere hold en 
by Robert Darras"; but Sidbury was not then held by Darras. 
for as early as 1408 there was a dispute between Henry St. 
George with his wife Burgia and John Talbot, lord of Furni- 
vall and Sidbury, as to the Advowson; and next year John 
Talbot, lord of Sidbury, presents. A few years later. 13 Hen. 
IV. (141 2), John lord Talbot levied a fine of the manors and 
advowson of Sidbury and Neenton — "Int' Joh'cm Talbot 
dnm de Furnivall quer. et Hen. St. George et Burgiam ux'em 
def. Maner 'de Nienton et Suddclbury et advoc' ccclesiar' jur. 
Joh'is {Pedes Finiuni). John, second Earl of Salop, died 
14G0 seized of the Manor; but, though the interest in the ad- 
vowson remained with the Earldom till modern limes, the 
manor appears to have passed to other hands be lore 5 Edw. 
IV, In 9 Hen. VII. (1494) we have the Inquisition on the 
death of Sir Humphrey Talbot, 1 wherein it is slated that he 
had enfeoffed John Row don and Thomas Boothe, with 

1 Secorul son of the first Eat) by his second wile. His next heir was declared 
to be George Talbot, Larl of Salop, son of John, son of John, his brother, 



others, of the manors {inter, alia) of Wheathill and Neenton, 
held of the Earl of March by fealty, and dso "of 40 acres of 
land in Hokkyswoode and Sudbury, worth 10s., held of the 
Prior of Wenlock by fealty only." The Manor of Sidbury is 
not here mentioned, and it may be inferred that it had passed 
to others— presumably to the Purslowes, who were here as 
early as 1469. But there are no Inquisitions till 7 Elizabeth. 

One would suppose that the Purslowes derived their sur- 
name from Purslow, a hamlet in Clunbury Parish. The 
earliest recorded form of the name, however, appears to be 
Pusselowe. William de Pusselowe wa 3 assessed to subsidy 
for lands in Shrawardine in 1327, while John Pusslowe with 
William his son occur 14 Rich. II. About the latter date 
Eleanor, daughter and coheir of John Eyton of Marsh, mar- 
ried one of the name of Purslowe, but his Christian name is 
uncertain. In the Purslowe pedigree (Harl. MS. 1396) he 
appears as "Thomas alibi William," but the pedigree of 
Gough of the Marsh gives "John Purslow." This marriage 
probably accounts for the family settling in the neighbour- 
hood of W r estbury, but their earliest recorded connection 
with Sidbury is in 9 Ed. IV- (1469), when Robert Pusselowe 
of Sudbury appears as joint witness to a Deed with Hum- 
phrey Blount, Esq. According to the "Gentleman's Maga- 
zine" (1853 Pt. I. 510) the King m 1544 granted the manor of 
Stottesden, with the Manor of Walton (in the same parish) 
to Richard Purslowe, Esq., and Walton was later in the pos- 
session of John Purslow of Sidbury. Neither Robert nor 
Richard occur in the Visitation pedigrees, but the earlier des- 
cents there given seem very uncertain. According to the 
Visitation the above-mentioned Thomas (or William) Purs- 
lowe had a son John, who was father of Thomas, with whom 
we reach firmer ground, for this Thomas Purslowe was 
assessed to Subsidy for lands in Sidbury 16 Hen. VIII— 
"Thomas Purslowe 111 lands iii 1." By Lora, daughter of Wil- 
liam ap David, he had a daughter" -Anne, wife of John Wall of 
Faintrce, and three sons -Robert of Sidbury, John the an- 
cestor of the Hockstow branch (of whom more hereafter), 
and George, who is probably the George Purslowe who was 
buried at Worthen in 1580. 

Robert Purslowe of Sidbury died 14 Eli/. (Inquis. p. mort.) 
and was buried there in I 571. His will is dated Feb, I2th| 



15/0, but was not proved til! July 22nd, 1 589 (P-C.C. "63 
Leicester"). In it he leaves bequests to the Churches of Sid- 
bur)' and Stottesden, the overseers being Sir George Blount, 
Kt, and Edward Corbett of Glazeley. Robert Purslowe 
married Margaret, daughter and heir of William Sparke, who 
was buried at Sidbury in 1592, by whom he had three sons 
and five daughters : — 

(i) Nicholas Purslowe, the eldest son, of the Inner 
Temple and of Billingsley, married Margaret; daugh- 
ter of Thomas Williams of Willaston, but died during 
his father's life-time in 1 563, leaving no issue. (Inquis. 
p. mort. 7 Eliz. 142. 79.) 

(ii) John succeeded his father at Sidbury. 

(iii) Francis Purslowe, with his wife Barbara and children, 

John and William, is mentioned in his father's will. 

(iv) Mary married firstly ..... Newport of Rushock (co. 
Wore.), and secondly (at Sidbury in 1562) Francis 
Brace, who with his wife is mentioned in her father's 

(v) Elizabeth married John Erpe of London, but is not 
mentioned in her father's will. 

(vi) Joyce married (at Sidbury in 1 561) William Nash of 
Hanbury, and is mentioned with "her children" in her 
father's will. 

(vii) Anne married (at Sidbury in 1 567) John Wheeler of 
Droitwich. Both are mentioned in her father's will, 
and he was joint executor with the above-mentioned 

(viii) Eleanor married Humphrey Jennetts, and is men- 
tioned with "her children" in her father's will. Two of 
these children were baptized at Sidbury. 

John Purslowe succeeded his father at Sidbury, but is not 
mentioned in his will. His name occurs as one of the Collec- 
tors of the Subsidy of 1 3 Elizabeth. He was twice married. 
His first wife was Constance, daughter of Richard Newport 
of Honingham (co. Warw.). married at Sidbury in 1 566 and 
buried there 111 1575. By whom he had three sons and two 
daughters : — 

(i) Robert, who succeeded him. 

(ii) Thomas Purslowe. baptized at Sidbury in 1 569, styled 



"ccelebs ct Scncscallus liospicii Comilis Devon" in 


(iii) Walter, baptized in 1574. died an infant. 

(iv) Anne, baptized in 1570. 

(v) Ursula, baptized and buried in 1573. 

John Purslowe married secondly (at Sidbury in 1576) Dor- 
othy, daughter and heir of Sir George Blount of Kinlet, and 
it was this match which is said to have been the cause of her 
being disinherited by her father- who devised Kinlet to the 
Lacons. (See Transactions, 3rd Ser., Vol. viii., p. 125). By 
this lady John Purslowe had a son Rowland (of whom more 
hereafter), and a daughter Kathcrine (baptized at Sidbury in 
1582) wife of Richard Hill of Bickley. 

John Purslowe died seized of "the manor of Sudbury with 
the appurtenances there and 111 Fulswardine, Screvens 
Middleton and Thongland, holden of the Queen as of her 
earldom of March by the service of half a Knight's fee." 
(Inquis. p. mort. 38 Eliz.) He was buried at Sidbury in 1503- 
4. His widow Dorothy married Edward Bullock of Bradeley. 

Robert (afterwards Sir Robert) Purslowe, son and heir of 
John, was baptized at Sidbury 1567-8. He appears- to have 
lived at Stottesden during his father's lifetime. He was 
Sheriff of Shropshire in 1609. He was thrice married. By 
his first wife, Anne, daughter of Richard Oteley of Pitchford 
(married there in 1585 and buried at Sidbury in 1593), he had 
five children : — 

(i) Richard Purslowe, baptized at Pitchford in 15S7, died 
before his father, being buried at Sidbury in 1613. He 
married Anne, daughter of William Huband of lppes- 
lcy (co. Warw.), by whom he had two daughters, Eliza- 
beth and Anne, living in 1630. 

(ii) Dorothy, baptized at Stottesden in 1589 and buried at 
Sidbury in 1 619. 

(iii) Thomas, baptized at Stottesden in 1590, died an in- 

(iv) Jane, baptized at Stottesden in 1592. 

(v) Thomas, baptized at Stottesden in 1593. 

Robert Purslowe married secondly Jane, daughter oi Ar- 
thur Salwey of Stanford, buried at Sidbury in 1003, by whom 
he had four children : — 



(vi) Mary, baptized at Sidbury in 159;, wife of Rowland 
Lacon of Kinlet. 

(vii) Margaret, baptized at Sidbury in [598, died an infant. 

(viii) Arthur, who succeeded his father. 

(ix) Anne, baptized at Sidbury in J 602, wife of . . . Forster. 
Sir Robert Purslowe's third wife was Letitia, daughter of 

Humphrey Clarke, of Kent, and widow of Martin Culpeper 
of New College, Oxford. Sir Robert was assessed to Sub- 
sidy for Lands in Sidbury 4 Chas. I— "Sir Robert Purslowe, 
Kt., in terris iiii 1. — xvi s." — but he was dead before May 
1st of the following year, though there appears to be no In- 
quisition on his death. There is a long gap in the Sidbury 
Registers from 1623 to J 6 5 S . 

Arthur Purslowe, who succeeded his father, was baptized at 
Sidbury in 1 60 1. Pie married (at St. Alkmund's in 1625) 
Elizabeth, daughter of .Sir Thomas Harris, by whom he had a 
daughter Sarah, born in 162S, and a son Arthur, baptized at 
Ludlow in 1 630-1, when the father was dead. 

The Inquisition on the death of Arthur Purslowe is a very 
long document, full of legal technicalities. It is dated Oct. 
7th 6 Chas. I., and states that Sir Robert Purslowe his father 
was seized of the Manors of Sudbury and Pickthorne, and 
of all those capital messuages, etc., called or known by the 
several names of Heath, Longdcn alias Longmore, Fuls- 
wardyne and Lowe, and of a messuage, etc., in Hoxwood, 
now or lately in the tenure of Richard Walker, and of all the 
messuages, etc., therto belonging in the several parishes of 
Sudbury, Scrivens Middieton, Beddesdon, Chelmarshe and 
Kempton, and of a certain portion of the tithes of grain in 
Pickthorne. It further cites a Fine, dated the Octave of St. 
Michael 9 Jas. I., between Walter Savage and Thomas Ott- 
ley, Esquires, plaintiffs, and Robert Purslowe and Letitia his 
wife, deforciants, for certain uses, viz: — of the Manor of 
Pickthorne, with the aforesaid tithes and lands in le Heath 
and Fulswardyne, etc., to the ire of Richard Purslowe, son 
and heir of Robert, for his life, and after his decease to the 
use of Anne Huband whom the said Richard afterwards 
married, for her life, as part of her jointure. Of the manor 
or capita 1 messuage of Sudbury, to the use of Robert Purs- 
lowe, son and heir of Robert, for his life, and after his de- 
cease, to the use of Anne Huband, whom the said Richard 


afterwards married, for her life, as part of her jointure. Of 
the manor or capital messuage of Sudbury, to the use of Rob- 
ert Purslowe for his life, remainder to Richard Purslowe for 
his life, and after the death of Richard to the use of Robert 
for his life, and after the deaths of Robert and Richard then 
to the use of Anne Huband, for the life of Letitia, wife of 
Robert, as another part of her jointure, and after the several 
deaths of Robert, Letitia and Richard, then the capital mes- 
suage called the. Manor House, with the garden, orchard, 
etc., and all those lands, etc., in Sudbury called Hoxwood, le 
New tyrninge Greene, Accorne Meadow, Withy leasow, 
Brierly Middlcton's, Hedge crosse leasow, le Woodhill, 
Calves close, le little close, le Head, Olleymere, the pasture, 
Buttyate, le Fegg, le downes Stade, Horsepitt, the Meadow 
below the downes Stade, le Meadow, Barcroft, Huskett's 
yarde and Bodes house close, parcel of the said premises — to 
the use of Anne Huband for her life in full satisfaction of 
the residue of her jointure. And after the death of Robert- 
Richard and Anne respectively, then of all the aforesaid 
premises, to the use of the heirs male of Richard, and for 
want of such issue to the use of his surviving daughters 
(should there be more than one) for the term of 31 years, un- 
less a sum of £1,200 (or £600 if there only one daughter) 
be raised from the rents, etc., by their executors or adminis- 
trators, or be paid by the heir male of Robert Purslowe or of 
John Purslowe his late father, in the meanwhile. And after- 
wards to the use of Arthur Purslowe and his heirs, remainder 
to the right heirs of Richard. Further, that Richard Purs- 
lowe had issue Anne and Elizabeth, then living at Sudbury; 
and that on May 1st 5 Chas. I., Robert Purslowe and Letitia 
his wife, and Richard Purslowe and Anne his wile, were 
dead without heirs male of Richard. The Inquisition then 
gives a "Common Recovery," with the usual technicalities. 
It states further that by Indentures bearing date Feb. 13th 5 
Chas. I. between Arthur Purslowe, of the one "part, and Hum- 
phrey Salway, Esq., John Smith, Esq., Roland Purslowe, 
Esq., and George Hill, of the other part, the said Arthur, for 
the payment of his debts and for a portion lor his daughter 
Sarah, grants to the said 1 [umphrcy, etc., all and singular the 
said Manors, etc., to have and to hold for certain uses, viz : 
to the use of .Arthur and his hen s male, and for want of such 



issue to the : aid trustees for a term of So years, for the pay- 
ment of his debts and for the aforesaid portion, and after- 
wards to the use of Roland Purslowe, junior, son of the afore- 
said Roland, and his heirs male, remainder to Roland Purs- 
lowe, senior, remainder to Sarah, daughter of Arthur, re- 
mainder in two moieties to Mary, wife of Roland Lacon and 
to Anne Forster, sisters of Arthur, and to their heirs forever. 
Further, that the said Arthur Purslowe died on May 14th last 
without male issue, and that the manor, etc., of Sudbury was 
held of the King- as of his earldom of March by military ser- 
vice, to wit of one Knight's fee, worth £4. annually beyond 
reprisals; and that the manor of Pickthorne and Longden 
alias Longmore, and other premises in Pickthorne, were held 
of the King by fealty and a rent of 6s. 8d. for all services, and 
are worth £7 annually beyond reprisals; and that the tithes 
of grain in the Vill of Pickthorne were held of the King as of 
his manor of East Greenwich by free and common socage, 
and are worth 5s. annually beyond reprisals; and that the 
messuage, etc., in Hoxwood was held of Dame Eleanor Eger- 
ton, widow, as of her manor of Hoxwood for an annual rent 
of 4s. and other services, but by what service was not known 
— and is worth 6d. annually beyond reprisals; and 'that tlie 
farm of Lowe was held of the King in capite, by the hund- 
redth part of a Knight's fee, and is worth 20s. annually. 
Further, that Sarah Purslowe was the daughter and next 
heir, and aged two years on Aug. 10th last. 

The Jurors were : —Hercules Kynnersley, Richard Hyde, 
William Holland, John Birch, Charles Nashe, Thomas Ham- 
ond, Thomas Pardoe, Edward Smalman, John Crowe, Wil- 
liam Greenhouse, William Brooke. John Cheshire, John Par- 
rocke. (Inqu. p. mort 6 Chas. I., Vol. 462, No. 145; See also 
Court of Wards, Vol. 79, No. 211.) 

Subsequently to this Inquisition, however, a posthumous 
son was born to Arthur, as already mentioned; but he must 
have died young, for Sidbury passed to Rowland Purslowe. 

Rowland Purslowe, the elder, was son of John Purslowe by 
his second wife Dorothy Blount, and was baptized at Sid- 
bury in 1581. He married Anne> daughter of William Hill 
of Bicklcy (co. Wore-), who survived him, by w hom he had a 
daughter, Dorothy, and a son, Rowland. Administration ol 
his estate was granted (P-CC) in 1050. 



Rowland Purslowe, the younger, who succeeded to the Sid- 
bury estate, was dead in 1655, his wife Sarah having pre- 
deceased him in 1650. He left no issue and was the last of 
his line. By his will dated Nov. 16th, 1654 (P.C.C. "Aylelt 
324") he devised all his manors, etc., to his mother, Mrs. 
Anne Purslowe, for her life, and after her death to his sister, 
Mrs. Anne Lea, and in default of her issue to Anthony 
Browne, eldest son of John Browne of Sidbury, gent. The 
will mentions his cousin, Thomas Hill, of Bickhe (co. Wore.) 
gent., his aunt, Mrs. Katherme Hill, his cousin, Mary 
Browne, sister of Anthony, his aunt, Mrs. Winwood, 
his friend, Mr. John Synge, of Bridgnorth, mercer, and 
his cousin, Rowland Hill, gent. Proved by his mother, May 
22nd, 1655. 

Anne Lea- half-sister and devisee of Rowland Purslowe, is 
described as daughter of George Lea of Lea (co. Heref.), 
and must therefore have been a daughter of Rowland's 
mother by a former husband, unless she was the sister of his 
wife, whose parentage I have not discovered. She was born 
in 162 1, and on the death of her mother (who was buried at 
Sidbury in 1677), became possessed of the Sidbury estate. 
She married in 1657 Richard Cresswell of Bamhurst (co. 
Staff.) and was buried at Sidbury in 1 705-6. 

There was another branch of the Purslowe family living at 
Sidbury, but their connection with the principal branch does 
not appear. Thus in the Sidbury Register occur the following- 
entries : — 

1 561. Joyce, d. of Edward Purslowe bap. 

1564. John, s. of Edward Purslowe bap. 

1565. Thomas Streford and Margaret P mar- 

1566. Constance, d. of Edward Purslowe bap. 

1567. Mary, d. of Edward Purslowe bap. 

1570. Richard, s. of Edward Purslowe bap. 

1572-3. Edward Purslowe bur. 

1573. Edward, s. of Edward Purslowe ... uap. 

1591. William James and Joyce P n ' ar - 

1593. John, s. of Edward Purslowe bur. 

1599. Margaret, d. of Richard Purslowe bap. 

1G02. Edward, s. of Richard Purslowe Lap. 

1604. Isaac, s. of Richard Purslowe bap. 

1G05. Walter, s. of Richard Purhlowe lap 

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In the Subsidy Roll for Sidbury in 1544 we have "Edward 
Porslowe in bonis vi 1. — xiid. " Again in that of 162S is en- 
tered "Richard Purslowe in terris xxs. — ivs." Richard Purs- 
lowe was Churchwarden of Sidbury in 1604. The Harleian 
MS. 1241 adds some descents to the Purslowe Pedigree, 
which, however, throw no light on these entries. 

In order to make the account of this family more complete, 
some particulars relating to the Hockstow branch may be 
added here. John Purslowe, (younger son of Thomas Purs- 
lowe and Lora ap David married Anne, daughter of Thomas 
Boterel of Aston Boterel, by whom he had, with two sons, 
Robert and Henry, who died without issue, a son Thomas 
Purslowe of Hockstow, who was buried at Habberley in 161 8. 
He married Ursula, daughter of Edward Cholmeley of 
Copenhall, who was buried at Habberley in 1604. By whom 
he had three daughters — Blanche, Dorothy, and Scolastica, 
wife of William Boterel, buried at Aston Boterell in 1602; 
and three sons — Edward, Henry and Thomas. 

(i) Edward Purslowe, the eldest son, married Katherine, 
daughter of Thomas Mackworth of Betton. Their son 
John was baptized at Habberley in 161 6, and I suppose 
another son to have been Edward Purslowe, of Worthen, 
who had a daughter Sarah, baptized at Worthen m 1636, 
and a son Henry, baptized there in 1639. This Henry 
Purslowe (or a son of the same name) married at Meole 
(1690) Anne Corbet, both being described as "of Worth- 
en/' and they had a daughter Margaret, who died in in- 

(ii) Henry Purslowe, the second son. was of Pontesbury. 
He married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Higgins 
(buried at Pontesbury in 1606-7), by whom he had a son 
Thomas, and four other children, all baptized at Pontes- 
bury, viz: — Penelope (bapt. 1596). Ursula (bapt. 1599), 
Arthur (bapt. 1601 and bur. 1610), and Richard (bapt. 
1604 and bur. 1613). The second wife of Henry Purs- 
lowe was Ursula, daughter of James Xorris. 

(iii) Thomas Purslowe, the third son, was of Minsterley. 
Edward Lord Stafford sold Minsterley to Sir Rowland 
Haywardywho settled it on his daughter Jane, wifeof Sir 
John Thymic, who in 1011 granted a lease to Purslowe 
for three lives, which did not expire till l606> Thomas 



Purslowe of Minsterlcy married Anne, daughter of Wil- 
liam Noblet, by whom he had a daughter Ursula (bap- 
tized at Habberley in 1614) wife of John Griffiths of 
Minsterley, and a son John, baptized at Habberley in 
161 8, who entered his Pedigree at the Visitation of 1663. 
He married Anne, daughter of Richard Mason of New- 
ton, by whom he had two sons — William, aged 15 in 
1663, and John; and three daughters — -Anne, Sarah 
and Alary, the latter of whom I suppose to be the Mary 
Purslowe who married at Hanwood in 1684 Benjamin 
Tipton of Hope, younger son of Florus Tipton of Mins- 
terley. The eldest son is probably the William Purs- 
lowe who by his wife Martha had several children bap- 
tized at West bury j of whom Florus Purslowe is styled 
"agricola" in the Worthen Register. The name of Purs- 
lowe is still known in the neighbourhood. 
The Arms of Purslowe are— "Argent, a cross flory en- 
grailed sable, within a bordure engrailed gules bezanty." Th? 
family entered their pedigree in 1584, though not, I believe, 
in the official return of the Visitation of 1623 (Coll. Arms G. 
20); but Vincent's copy of this Visitation gives the descents 
printed by the Harleian Society (MS. 1396). This accounts 
for the arms of the Minsterley branch being respited for 
proof in 1663 (Coll. Arms C. 35), where, however, a note by a 
later hand refers to Vincent. 

Two crests are given : — 1st, a hare sejant ermine; 2nd, a 
purse gules drawn tight and tasseUed or. The latter is ob- 
viously "canting" heraldry, and one may perhaps see in the 
former a canting allusion to "puss" (i.e., a hare) with refer- 
ence to the ancient form of the name Pusselowe. 

The Cresswells were of Barnhurst, in the parish of Tcttcn- 
ha!l (co. Staff.), of which manor they had been tenants pre- 
vious to its purchase from the Levesons early in the reign of 
Elizabeth. For more of them see J. P. Jones' "History of 
Tettenhall" (p. 84). 

Richard Cresswell, by his wife Anne Lea abovementioned, 
had three sons, — Purslowe, baptized at Sidbury in 1 659, and 
buried there in 1682; Richard, who succeeded his father; and 
Thomas, baptized at Sidbury in 1 663, anil buried there in 
1689. Richard Cresswell, the father, was buried at Sidbury 
in 1707. He was a zealous Royalist and served as Sheriff oi 
Shropshire in 1670. 



Richard Cresswell, the eldest surviving son, was baptized 
at Sidbury in 1662. He was M. P. for Bridgnorth 17 10 and 
Sheriff the following year. By his wile Margaret, daughter 
of Edward Morcton of Moreton, he had a daughter Eliza- 
beth, married (at Sidbury 1710) to Gervase Scrope of Cocker- 
ington (co. Line), and a son and heir, Richard Cresswell, 
who sold the Barnhurst estate in 1786, and went to reside at 
Pinkney Court (Wilts.), on succeeding to that estate through 
his marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Est- 
court His younger son Richard Cresswell was baptized at 
Sidbury in 1710, and left a daughter Mary, wife of William 
Long of Bainton (Wilts). "Mrs. Long" is stated by Blake- 
way's informant to have been Lady of the Manor of Sidbury 
in his time, but it returned to the Cresswells, of whom the 
subsequent descents may be found in Burke's "Landed 

The arms of Cresswell are — "Gules, three plates, each 
charged with a squirrell of the field, cracking a nut or." The 
Family entered their Pedigree in 1663. 


This is a small manor (or estimated as such) of 160 acres, 
extending over the Southern portion of the parish. Gregory 
de Hokeswode and William de Hokeswode occur in the Lay 
Subsidy Roll of 132; for Sidbury. The Priory of Wenlock 
had an interest here, for (as already recorded) Sir Humphrey 
Talbot had before his death (9 Hen. VII.) enfeoffed John 
Rowdon and others of lands in Hokkyswoode, held of the 
Prior by fealty only. 

Blakeway writes as follows: — "I have seen no mention of 
this manor before 36 Elizabeth, when Jane Bromley, widow, 
was lady of the manor of Hockeswood. She was relict of 
Sir George Bromley, Knight, Chief Justice of Chester — 
brother, and I conceive elder brother, of. Sir Thomas the 
Lord Chancellor- -and daughter and heir of John Wanner- 
ton, Esq., of Wanncrton. In that year John Purslowe, Esq., 
is found to die seized of pasture in Hockeswood holden of 
the said Jane as of her manor of Hockeswood by the rent of 
3s. Her grandson Thomas Bromley, Esq., called ot Bridg- 
north, in the inquisition after his death, is found to have died 
7 Jac. without issue, seized inter alia of the manor of 
Hockeswood, holden of the King as of his Earldom of March 



by the thirtieth part of a Knight's fee. Jane, his sister and 
heir, married William Davenport, Esq., of Chorley, co. 
Cest.. whose descendant, William Yelverton Davenport, 
Esq., is now lord of this manor." (Bodl. MS. 12). 

In 1630 (as noticed above) Dame Eleanor Egerton was lady 
of the manor, she being widow of Thomas Bromley and 
widow a third time of Sir Richard Egerton. 

The principal family seated here in the 17th century was 
that of Hotchkiss, whose Pedigree was entered at the Visita- 
tion of 1663. The name of Hotchkiss (spelt in a variety of 
ways) is widely distributed in Shropshire, as a reference to 
various Registers will show. 

William Hotchkiss of Hawkeswood (before 1600) married 
Jane, daughter of John Northwood of Northwood, and had a 
son Richard Hotchkiss of Hawkeswood, who died about 
1645. He married Cecilie, daughter of Thomas Littleton, 
of Stoke St. Milburgh, by whom he had three sons and four 
daughters — Elizabeth, Jane, Frances and Anne. John, the 
second son, was of North Ockenden (the home of Audrey, 
wife of Sir Adam Littleton, his uncle) in Essex; his son Tho- 
mas Hotchkis, of North Ockenden, was father of James 
Hotchkis of North Ockenden and of Hawkeswood, who 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Cleghorn of Edin- 
burgh, and had a large family. This James sold the Hawkes- 
wood estate, and moved to Scotland, where his descendants 
are still living. William, the third son, was of Dittori Priors; 
his son Thomas was Rector of Munslow, and married there 
(1703) Mary, daughter of Vincent Owen, his predecessor, by 
whom he had a son, Vincent, and several daughters. Thomas 
Hotchkis was buried at Munslow 1748-9, and "William 
Hotchkis, gent." (perhaps his father) was buried there in 
171 5. William Hotchkis, gent., also presented to Wheathill 
in 1684-5. 

George Hotchkis, the eldest son, aged 38 in 1663, married 
Jane, daughter and heir of Thomas Talbot, of Aston 
Boterell, by whom he had four daughters— Ellen, married at 
Sidbury (1687-S) to John Vaughan, gent., Elizabeth, Jane 
and Anne; and a son Thomas, aged 8, in 1663, as second son 
George, baptized at Sidbury in 1662, another son Richard, 
baptized there 1667. Later in the Register oceans Edward 
Hotchkis who, by Jane his wi fe, had three children Sarah 
(Bp. 1695), Richard (Bp. 169;), Edward (ob. inf.). 



The Arms of Hotchkis arc given as— "Party per pale gules 
and azure, a chevron engrailed or between three lions rain- 
pant argent." These were not allowed in 1663, being, in fact, 
the Arms of Hoskins. 


[The earlier part of this list is taken from Blakeway's MS. 
Bodl. 15.] 

1 291. 7 Id. Apr. Ralph de Elmebrug, deacon. 

Presented by Ralph de Arraz, lord of Sidbury. 

1294. 4 Cal. Nov. John, son of Sir Adam de Almerugge. 

"Same day commendam of Suthbur' granted 
to Sir Will, de Grene, Vicar of Stottesden, 
secundam formam concilii Lugdunensis." 

13 1 5. 15 Id. Mar. Thomas de Glaseleye, acolite. 

Presented by Ralph de Arraz. 

1 34 1. Feb. 23. Sir Richard Judas. 

1342. June 13. Richard de Bradeford. 
1354. Apr. 10. Sir John Martyn, priest. 

Presented by Andrew de Arraz. 

1369. 4 Kal. Nov. Hugh Ace, Chaplain. 

Sir Hugh, Rector of Sidbury, resigned in 1385. 

1385. May 3. Sir Philip Kenles. 

Late perpetual Chaplain of the Chantry of 
St. Catharine in Hereford Cathedral, which 
he resigned for this. Sir Philip de Kenentles 
died in 1392. 

Presented by John Darras, lord of Sidbury. 
1392. Apr. 7. Sir John de Addemor (here in 1398). 

Presented by "nobilis vir" John Darras. 

1408. In this year Sir William Wallebache, Chaplain, was 

presented (July 6th) by Henry Seynt Ueorge 
and Burga his wife; and Sir Walter Laurens. 
Chaplain, by John Talbot, lord of F urn i vail 
and Sidbury (Aug. 6th), the presentation being 

1409. Ap. ;th. William W hitehead, Clerk. 

He resigned the same year. 

Presented br the Bishop, jure devoi* 
1409. Aug. 14. Walter Laurence. Chaplain. 

Presented by John Talbot, lord of Sidbury. 
1417. Apr. 20. Sir Thomas Wol 1 , priest. 

Presented 1))' the same. 


1441-2. Feb.;. Sir John Chirbury, chaplain. 

Presented by the same. 
1443. May 26. Sir David Gwyneth, chaplain. 
Resigned in 1445. 
Presented by "Honorandus vir Joh'es Comes Salop.'' 
1445. May 26. Sir Thomas Lathwayte. 

Sir Thomas "Latewite" here in 14.77. 
Presented by the Bishop jure devoL 
Richard Charmoke (Val. Hen. viii). 
Died in 1542. 
1542. July 3. Sir John Holt. 

He was first presented by John Smith, Esq., 
Baron of the Exchequer, but that presentation 
was resisted. 

Presented by Francis, Earl of Salop. 

1554. June 10. Sir Hugh Ley, clerk. 

Resigned in 1556. 
Presented by the same. 

1556. Aug. 3. Sir John Hamond- clerk. 

Presented by the same. 
[? 1562. Nov. 5. John Warynton]. 

1 5/8-9- Jan. 28. Sir Thomas Baile. 

Presented by Thomas Bawdewyn, gent., 
grantee of George, Earl of Salop. 

1580. June 20. John Piper (here in 1621). 

Presented by the Earl of Salop. 

1630-1. Feb. 2. Ralph Hyde, M. A. 

Presented by John, Earl of Salop. 
Previously Rector of Billingsley, where his 
son Thomas was baptized (in 1636), who be- 
came Librarian of the Bodleian. According to 
Blakeway he was ejected for loyalty and res- 
tored in 1660. In the Certificates of Induc- 
tions (Transactions^ 4th Ser. ii. 58), William 
Madestard, B.A., was admitted to the Rectory 
of Sidebury, Aug. 5th, 1639) but this appears 
to be an error for Oldbury, to which Rectory 
Madestard was presented that year. Ralph 
Hyde seems certainly to have been sequest- 
rated. (See Transactions* 3rd Ser. vii. 258). 

1648. William Marl in was Presbyterian Minister here, and 
signed the Declaration against toleration. 

I2 4 


1662. Aug. 1. John Bursley or Bursey. 

Presented by Francis, Earl of Salop. 
Buried at Sidbury in 1608. 

1668. Nov. 19. William Broughton, S.T.P., Resigned- 
Presented by Charles, Earl of Salop. 

1689-' Nov. 11. Ralph Woolley. Died 1/39, aged 82. , 
Presented by the same. 

1740. Dec. 31. John Jandrell, M.A. 

Presented by the University of Cambridge. 

1 753. Mar. 26. William Hale. 

Presented, on the death of J. Jandrell, by Ed- 
ward Hale of Bewdley, Grocer. Buried at 
Ribbesford in 1758, aged 33. 

1758. May 12. William Hale, M.A. 

Presented by Edward Hale of Bewdley, 

1770. John Purcell. 

Son of Rev. John Purcell, Patron this time, by 
his wife, Sarah Monnox (m. at Billingsley, 
1743), and grandson of Henry Purcell, whose 
grandfather, Richard, was son of Thomas 
Purcell of Salop, by his second wife, Ellinor 

1 819. Robert Maddocks, B.A. 

Presented by Thomas Wood. 
Son of Robert Maddocks of Ruyton-xi- 
Towns, and Gwen, his wife — baptized there 
in 1774; Matric. (Pemb. Coll. Oxon.) 1792. 
Died in 185 1. 

1 85 1 . Richard Periam Thursficld. 

Presented by Walter Stubbs. 

1872. George Edison Morris, M.A. (Wore. Coll. Oxon). 

Eldest son of Rev. George Morris of Penz- 
ance; afterwards Rector of Middleton Scriven. 
By an Order in Council dated Dec 12th, 1874, the 
Benefices of Sidbury and Billingsley were united. 

1875. William Lewis Jones, B.A. (Jesus Coll. Oxon.) 

Presented by the Earl of Shrewsbury. 

Son of Rev. David [ones of Aberyskir. Pied 


1 894. John Lewis Williams. L. Th. Durh, 
Present Rector. 


By the Rev. Prebendary T. AUDEN, M.A., F.S.A 

AMONG the memorial Tablets to be found in the remaining 
fragment of Old St. Chad's Church, Shrewsbury, are two 
which commemorate Rev. Job Orton. The first is as fol- 
lows: — "Near this place lie the remains of the Rev. Job 
Orton, Y.D.M.d who died igth July, I/83, aged 66." The 
second says : "The remains of Job Orton, Y.D.M., the friend 
and biographer of Doddridge, were interred at his own re- 
quest in the grave of John Bryan, ALA., formerly Minister of 
this Parish"; the remainder of the inscription being taken up 
with a statement as to the exact position of the grave in 
question. The two inscriptions are interesting inasmuch as 
they remind readers of practically the whole history of Puri- 
tanism — its supremacy during the Commonwealth, followed 
by its suppression at the Restoration, and then its develop- 
ment as nonconformity and the passing of Presbyterianism 
in a large proportion of instances into Unitarianism. The 
memorials, however, have their more personal interest as re- 
gards Orton himself, apart from the historical allusions 
which they suggest. They are the record of a good man's 
life and work, largely bound up with Shrewsbury; and as 
such it may be worth while to recall some of its incidents. 
Sixty or seventy years ago everyone who had grown up in the 
religious atmosphere then prevailing — which was Puritan 111 
character whether within the Church of England or outside — 
was familiar with Doddridge's, Family Expositor as*, leading 
commentary on the New Testament, just as he was taught to 
regard Cowper's Task as the highe st type of English verse. 
Things are greatly changed now. Cowper, indeed, to a cer- 
tain extent, still holds his own, but to most people Doddridge 
is only remembered by one or two familiar hymns, and his 
biographer and the editor of his Expositor is almost entirely 

1 It may be explained tlint is Verbi Dei Minister. 
Vol. III., 4th Series 


Job Orton — the editor in question — came of a Puritan 
stock, the first of the name to settle in Shrewsbury being 
his grandfather, whose original home was in Leicester- 
shire, in an appendix to a volume of his letters he gives 
some particulars oi this grandfather, whose business was 
that of a grocer. After speaking of his high personal char- 
acter, he goes on : "II is house was the place to which the dis- 
senting ministers, who visited the town, resorted, where they 
were most hospitably retained and lodged. He was also much 
esteemed by several pious clergymen of the Church of Eng- 
land, especially Mr. Jenks of Harley (author of the Book of 
Prayers and other devotional pieces), who made his house his 
home whenever he came to Shrewsbury." To this may be 
added words which he left in manuscript at his death for the 
information of his nephews. "They will find no lords and 
knights, no persons of distinguished rank, wealth or station 
among their progenitors. But they will learn that there is no 
one, either male or female, in the line of their direct ances- 
tors for many generations, but hath been truly serious- pious, 
and filled up some useful station in society with honour." 
These are words which echo the lines of his contemporary, 
Cowper : — 

"My boast is not that I deduce my birth 
From loins enthroned and rulers of the earth; 
But higher far my proud pretensions rise — 
The son of parents passed into the skies." 
Job Orton himself seems to have had many points in com- 
mon with his grandfather, showing in his more public 
position not only the same personal piety but the same Large- 
heartedness and toleration towards all who shared the com- 
mon hope of Christianity. 

He was born at Shrewsbury Sept. 4th, I/I/, apparently at a 
house in the High Street, and was the eldest of a family of 
seven. 1 In due time he was sent to Shrewsbury School, but 
there appears to be no extant Register containing his name 
and showing the exact date of his entering or leaving. As, 
however, he speaks of spending ten years there in the acqui 

1 Miss Burne 'Shropshire Folk Lon\ p. 50O, quote* his f.uher .is so renowned 
for his attention to business that he originated the proverb, "AS sure as Job 
Orton is in his shop." 


sitiofl of classical knowledge, he must have gone while only a 
littte boy. This is confirmed by the fact that the account'of 
his grandfather's death, which took place ii 1735, shows that 
he had then left the School and was at the Academy kept by 
Dr. Doddridge at Northampton. Ashe was then only 18. he 
must have gone to the School at about 8. 

The Academy alluded to was one of a number which had 
their origin in the Puritan period when the old universities 
were closed to Nonconformists. Richard Baxter had sug- 
gested the founding of a Puritan University at Shrewsbury, 
but the idea was not taken up on the scale he suggested. In- 
stead of this, Academics, as they were called, were established 
in various places, one of the earliest rinding a home at Sheriff- 
hales, and among those which flourished at a later period one 
of the best known was that presided over by Doddridge. 
Their work was largely the preparation of candidates for the 
Nonconformist ministry, and they answered very much to the 
Theological Colleges of modern days, though the curriculum 
embraced other subjects as well as theology. 

Job Orton- as we have seen, went to Northampton not later 
than the beginning of 1735. and there he proved such a satis- 
factory student that 111 175c) Doddridge chose him to-be his 
assistant. lie continued to hold that position till 1 741, and 
he retained through life the highest regard for his tutor; so 
much so that when Deddridge died it was he who undertook 
the work of writing his biography. 

The occasion which called him away from Northampton 
brought him back to Shrewsbury. At the period in question 
the Chapel in High Street had for some twenty years been in 
charge of Rev. Charles Berry, but 111 1 ;_| 1 a vacancy occurred 
by his death. The previous history of the chapel in question 
is of considerable interest in connection with the history of 
Nonconformitv in the town. Its first ministers were John 
Bryan and Francis Tallents, the Presbyterian Vicars of St. 
Chad's and St. Mary's respectively, and after their ejection 
from those cures the chapel in question was built (in the 
words of Tallents) "not for a faction or a party, but to pro 
mote repentance and faith in communion w ith .ill those who 
love our Lord lesus Christ in sincerity." In the troubled 
tune which followed the accession of George 1. the chape 1 
had been demolished during a riot, but by the aid of a eontri 


bution from Government it was rebuilt, and its work was 
pcacablv eontinucd till the time when Charles Berry died. In 
looking round for a successor to take his place, the Presby- 
terian congregation bethought them of the promising young 
man who was their fellow townsman, and who was assisting 
Doddridge at Northampton. Negotiations were accordingly 
opened up, with the result that Orton accepted the invitation 
sent to him and moved to Shrewsbury. 

Existing circumstances in connection with local Noncon- 
formity formed an additional appeal to him, and probably 
helped him to arrive at his decision. There existed at the 
time a small congregation of Independents who worshipped 
in the King's Head Shut, now known as Golden Cross Pas- 
sage. Its members were few in number — not much excedmg 
20 — but Job Orton was interested in it from the fact that it 
included his father. Me showed on this occasion that desire 
for unit\ r which characterized him all through life. Within a 
few weeks of his accepting the charge of the High Street 
congregation that of the King's Head Shut united with them, 
and they accepted his ministry together. This was in 
November, 1741, but though he had been licensed to preach 
for some years- he did not receive formal Presbyterian ordi- 
nation to the charge till 1 745. , 

It was a time of theological unrest, which affected the 
Church of England, and. still more, the Nonconformist 
bodies. There was a revolt from the Calvinism which had 
prevailed in the early Puritan period, and old doctrines were 
one after another thrown into the melting pot. In particu- 
lar, controversy waxed hot on the doctrine of the Trinity. 
Many congregations, especially of the Presbyterians, in the 
absence of fixed standards of belief drifted away from rigid 
orthodoxy and became Unitarian. This tendency to do 
away with distinctive marks had shown itself in connection 
with the Chapel in High Street. When the Independent 
congregation was amalgamated with the Presbyterian, it had 
been agreed to drop the tw o distinguishing appellations, and 
use only the name Christian instead. This of ttscli was 
natural, but it was nevertheless a sign of the tunes; and ( hr- 
lon, as well as his friend and master, Doddridge, did not 
wholly escape the charge of heterodoxy from seme oi the 
older adherents of the faith, llis appointment, however, 



met with general acceptance, and he entered on good and 
useful work. lie declined several invitations to move else- 
where. In 1746 he was invited to Birmn gham : in 1752 he 
was asked to succeed Doddridge at Northampton, an offer 
which was especiajy attractive to him — and about the same 
time he was invited to take charge of a congregation at West- 
minster. In every case, however, he declined the invitation, 
preferring to continue his work in his native town. 

His work as a preacher was not, however, of very long con- 
tinuance. T lis health, which appears never to have been 
strong - , soon showed signs of giving way, and lie required the 
help of an assistant within little more than a vcar of his 
appointment. This condition of things went on till 1 765, by 
which time his health had so entirely broken down Jiat he 
determined to resign. In September of that year he occupied 
the pulpit for the last time, and the next year witnessed his 
formal resignation. The question then arose where he should 
make his future home. His first intention seems to have 
turned in the direction of Birmingham; but circumstances led 
to his settling at Kidderminster. How it came about was 
this : there was at the time practising in that town a medical 
man of some note, James Johnstone by name. -During a 
casual visit Orton had consulted him. and his treatment was 
so successful that he declared he had saved his life. This 
experience decided his movements and he settled in Kidder- 
minster permanent])', in order to be within reach of his skill. 
This professional acquaintance ripened into warm friend- 
ship, and when the preacher died it was the physician's pen 
that told other friends of the parting scene. 

When he retired to Kidderminster, Ortdn's work in the 
pulpit came to an end. but the most valuable work of his hie 
on 1 }- began. If he could not preach he could write, and his 
books secured for him an influence wider and more lasting 
than his sermons ever attained. There was truth in words 
addressed to him by Dr. Adams, the friend? of Dr. Johnson, 
who was Vicar of St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, from 1732 to 
1775: "You have perhaps done more good of the best sort 
under the necessity of retirement, than you could have done 
m better health-" His writings embraced "Discourses on 
Christian Worship," "Sacramental Meditations," "Expo 
sitionson the Old Testament." "Discourses to the Aged." ami 


other similar works, which were much thought of at the time 
they were published. The then Dean of Gloucester. Dr. 
Tucker, for example-, wrote to a mutual friend : "I do not 
know that 1 ever found such warm Christian piety, and so 
much of the cool reasonableness of religion mixed and 
blended together in any writings as Mr. Orton's." This high 
opinion was shared by one not yet wholly forgotten, who -at 
that time stood at the head of religious literature in England, 
namely, Hannah More. It is not easy to decide exact 1 .}" what 
amount of intimacy existed between her and Orton. but it is 
clear from letters of both addressed to mutual friends that 
the)" were well acquainted with each other's writings, and 
thought highly of each other personally. 

Among the mutual friends just alluded to should be men- 
tioned two. One was Rev. Sir James Stonhouse, Bart., who 
had a somewhat interesting career. Belonging to a ] Berk- 
shire family, in one branch of which w as a Baronetcy, he fust 
adopted medicine as his profession, and practiced at Xoith- 
ampton, where he became the founder of the Northampton 
Infirmary, and was acquainted with Doddridge, and through 
him, with Orton. After some 20 years, however, his health 
showed signs of giving way, and he decided to take Holy Or- 
ders. He was accordingly ordained by the Bishop of Bristol. 
It was in the days of Pluralities, and his letters arc a goo 1 
illustration of the light in which that system appeared to a 
good and conscientious man. He held the Livings of Great 
and Little Chcverel in Wiltshire, and also a Lectureship a.t 
Bristol, where he became a well-known and popular preacher. 
He had a curate who looked after his two country livings foL" 
most of the year, but he made a point of residing there him- 
self for some months. When he was quite an old man he in- 
herited the Baronetcy. The other friend just alluded to was 
Rev. Thomas Stedman, who, afterwards became Vicar oi 
St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, and published two volumes oi letters 
contributed!))' Job Orton and Dr. Stonhouse. He was a 
native of Bridgnorth, where he was born in 171 5. He spent 
most of his earlier clerical life at C'heverel as Curate to 
Dr. Stonhouse, between whom ami himself there appear 
to have always existed the most kindly relations. From 
Cheverel he moved to Wormington in Gloucestershire, 
and in 1783 was appointed Vicar of St. Chad's, where In- 


died in 1825. He was the author of numerous tracts and 
sermons, including a "I .otter to the Inhi hitaiits of St. Chad's 
Parish on the iall oJ their Church, 1788." ile seems to have 
been an able man, and when Dr. Stonhouse wished to bestow- 
on him high praise he could find no more fitting method than 
to compare him to Orton : "You resemble Mr. Orton so -much 
iu your manner of writing that if 1 had not seen your name to 
it, I should have immediately pronounced it his -so sen- 
tentious, concise- and expressive." 

Orton continued his quiet life at Kidderminster till 1783. 
his health gradually becoming more and more feeble. In the 
fitly of that year the end came, as related in the accompany- 
ing extract, from a letter of Dr. Stonhouse to Orton's friend 
and medical attendant, Dr. Johnstone : "The melancholy in- 
telligence your letter communicated of the death of so very 
dear, worth}- and intimate a friend, could not but very much 
affect me. But the concern of all his friends must be allevi- 
ated By his late seizure, which rendered him incapable of any 
enjoyment of life or usefulness. It is a great satisfaction to 
find that his dismission was so easy; and to reflect that no 
man could be more fit for so great a change. He was indeed 
a very eminent Christian and exceeded by very few. if any. 
in the solid endowments of the mind, in rational piety, and 
in heartfelt desires to promote the glory of Cod and the sal- 
vation of his fellow creatures." 

There must have been good reason for this strong regard in 
which Orton was held by his friends, and for the influence 
which he exercised by his writings. The secret seems to 
have been not only the moderation of his own personal 
opinions, but the moderation with which he expressed them 
He was clearly one of those useful men who can see both 
sides of a question, and can hold their ow n opinion without 
thinking* everyone else is in the w rong. Such men are not 
the material of which enthusiasts or great leaders are made, 
but more, perhaps, than any Oth( r set of men they do the work 
of life quietly and steadily, and exercise an influence not 
fully estimated till they are gone. Suffice it that letters which 
he himself wrote, and letters which others wrote about him 
testify to the general esteem in which he w as held by Dis- 
senters and Churchmen alike. In the year 1 ne niU ^ rC " 
ceived from the College of New Jersey the oiler of the D D 


degree, but he appears only to have used it on one occasion, 
and that vvas'wlreii in l r /S) lie presented <_> Shrewsbury School 
Library a copy of Kemiicott's Hebrew bible. In a Latin in- 
scription it is said to be the gift of Job Orton, S.T.P. (Sacra 1 
Theologfia^ Professor, the Latin equivalent of D.D. A The 
same letters ate often found appended to his engraved por- 
trails. In person he is reported to have been spare in figure, 
tall, and erect in carriage. He was never married. 

His published letters are for the most part on Reli- 
gious subjects, some containing wise advice as to the 
object and aims of the Christian ministry, others al- 
luding to the prevalent theological views of the time, 
but the writer of this paper has in his possession the 
original autograph manuscript of a letter of Job Orton 
of a more purely secular character. The manuscript is 
not quite complete, but sufficiently so to give the key to 
the circumstances which cailed it forth, and it is interest- 
ing from an antiquarian point of view for the light, it throws 
on Shrewsbury in the middle of the eighteenth century. Its 
contents are as follows: — "If you are under an absolute 
necessity of leaving Northampton I should think London 
would be the most comfortable and useful situation for you — 
except, perhaps. Bath — but could you not live comfortably at 
Northampton on your Income and Practice, reducing y* latter 
so as not [to] be so fatiguing. Should I hear of a blouse likely 
to suit you in these parts you shall know. This was formerly 
a cheaper place to live in than almost any large town in 
England, but now things are considcrablv advanced by the 
number of o- C ntlemcn who have taken houses in the town for 
the sake of cheapness, or to retrench, and yet for want of 
good economy suffer their servants to give any price for what 
they want, by which our Markets are considerably raised. 
You may guess of our present state by following particu- 
lars : —Beef and Pork, 2 ; }d. p. lb. ; Veal - 2td. ; Mutton. 3d; 
Butter (from 18 to 20 ounces od. p. lb.; good Welsh Butler, 
4s. ful. per do/... only 16 ounces to lb*; a Goose, iSd.; 2 1 owl. 
1 2d or I4d; 2 Ducks. ijM. or iGd," a Turkey, iSd. or jod.; a 
Mare, is. (>d. ; Cheese of L/SQ, iSs. for uolbs.. of i;^S 22S.; 
Coals, 10s. p. ton; Malt. 25. QcJ, per Busho 1 ; Wheat. 2B. lod 
36 Quarts; Oats, 20d. or 22d. p. Bushel, containing 6 pecks; 
Hay, best, 32s. 6d. p. Ton; Hcadmaids' wages. £3; Under- 


maids, 50s. I should be very glad to have you in this neigh- 
bourhood, and if I hear of any place likely to be agreeable I 
will enquire. 1 bless God I am as well as usual, but am 
forced to spare myself more than I would choose. Mrs. Hart 
and her Faultily are well. She joins with me in respectful 
components to Airs. Stonhouse. I am, Dear, Sir, 
Your affectionate and obliged 

Friend and humble Serv 1 ., 
Oct. 15, 1/59- J. ORTOX. 

You mention living in the Country. I query whether it 
would not be cheaper to live in a Town. House Rent and 
Housekeeping would be dearer, but perhaps almost all kind 
of Provisions would be had at a cheaper Rate in a Town, on 
account of the greater difficulty of procuring them and fetch- 
ing them from a Town, and whatever company you keep 
would be cheaper entertained in a Town — and how would you 
like the Confmem't of y° Country and its Solitariness in Win- 
ter ! " 

It will be seen that this letter was written while he w T as still 
Minister of the High Street Chapel, Shrewsbury, but after 
his health had begun to show signs of giving way, 
and was addressed to Dr. Stonhouse at the time 
when the latter had decided to give up the 
practice of medicine at Northampton and seek 
a home elsewhere. I am unable to identify Mrs. Hart, who 
sends her compliments to Mrs. Stonhouse, but there was liv- 
ing in Shrewsbury at the time a Dr. Cheney Hart, who was 
buried in St. Giles's Churchyard in 1784 after practising in 
the town 33 years. The long Latin inscription to his memory 
speaks of him'as married and having a family. He is re- 
ported to have been a wealth)' man who had made a consider- 
able collection of works of Art, and to have lived in a good 
house at the top of Barker Street. As the letter is addressed 
to a medical man, the lady in question may well have been 
the wife of a brother practitioner. The special interest, ot the 
letter, however, lies 111 what it says about Shrewsbury. The 
reader smiles when he reads Orton's description of life in the 
country— of which he knew little or nothing and m view oi 
the growth of modern populations in Lancashire and else- 


where, he smiles again when he finds Shrewsbury described 
as a large town, but it will be with a sigh of regret that the 
housekeeper of these days con templates the change in the 
prices of various domestic articles. Indeed, we arc compelled 
to realize that times are truly changed — and that there are 
few of the customs and relations of life that still remain as 
they were in Orton's day. As we contemplate his very por- 
trait, surmounted by a wig and furnished with gown and 
bands, we feel that he belongs to a generation long since 
passed away, but we are permitted to remember that the 
truths which he proclaimed are eternal, and the virtues which 
adorned his character cannot fade. 

"The Towers must share the builder's doom; 
Ruins are theirs, and his the tomb ! 
But better boon benignant Heaven 
To Faith and Charity has given, 
And bids the Christian Hope sublime 
Transcend the bounds of Fate and Time." 

Scott, Rokeby . CcdiIo. j. 

[Among the authorities consulted in writing the above 
paper are : — 

Letters from the Rev. Mr. Job Orton, and the Rev. Sir 
James Stonhouse, Bart., M.D., to the Rev. Thomas Stedman. 

Midland Churches by George Eyre Evans, sometime 
Minister at Whitchurch, Salop. 

The Dictionary of National Biography. 

Owen and Blakeway's History of Shrewsbury.] 



Transcribed by IRENE MARY ROPE. 

The transcript that follows is of a M.S. volume belonging 
to the Drapers' Company, and is the earliest of their records. 
It begins in the year 1461, the date of their foundation 
charter, and is continued with some omissions down to the 
year 160S. A number of leaves are however out of place, 
owing probably to carelessness in reminding. The late Mr. 
William Phillips, with the help of the very Rey d . Canon 
Moriarty was at work upon the transcription of this volume 
at the time of his death. The Rev d . \Y. G. D. Eletcher 
continued it, and handed it over to me to finish. Two 
extracts from it have alreadv appeared in the Transactions, 1 
one of which, the will of Katherine Bonel, is a translation, 
which I give in its original form. Abbreviated words have 
also been extended and some marginal notes have been copied 
notwithstanding the lateness of their dates, but they, in many 
cases, are merely inaccurate repetitions or summaries of the 
text. Where this is plainly the case I have omitted them. 
The M.S. is rather long, and extends to some four hundred 
pages. The later pages may prove to be more discursive, 
and better furnished with details. The earlier ones, a few 
excepted, are chiefly concerned with receipts and disburse- 
ments, administration of land and house property, admissions 
of brethren, and election of officers, with some trade 
regulations. These entries are curt and Concise, not entering 
into details or methods. A descriptive list of deeds. \c. 
relating to real property is given under the year 1557. It 
would be interesting to know whether any of these are still 

In common with many of the Shrewsbury Gilds the 
Drapers obtained their charter from Edward IV.. whose 

1 Transact ions 1 3rd Scries, Vol. v.. Miscellanea iV., and \\l VI 
Vol in,. 3,d s 



reign is rather noteworthy for a return to a restrictive com. 
mercial policy as contrasted with the comparative liberalism 
and freedom of trade inaugurated by Edward III.: but such 
restrictive powers as were granted to the craft gilds were less 
absolute than those of the old merchant gilds, and were kept 
more firmly under national control, in order that there might 
be no further complaints to Parliament about sundry "little 
reasonable ordinances." 1 The charter itself, which provided 
legal incorporation to the Gild of the Holy Trinity and 
Fraternity of Drapers has already been printed with a trans- 
lation by the Rev' 1 . C. H. Drink water. 2 From the M.S. it 
appears that Degory Watur, founder of the Almshouses, 
was the emissary who journeyed to London to obtain it. The 
fact that his expenditure on this occasion amounted to over 
40 marks suggests that the astute Edward was graciously 
pleased to accept an offering in recognition of his generous 
adoption of the :itle of'' Founder of the Gild" which, to use 
his own words, had alreadv existed for " no inconsiderable 
time past." The Gild of the Blessed Trinity was a con- 
secration of the nascent authority of the Drapers' craft as 
newly differentiated from the Gild Merchant of. the town, 
and this religious character of the fraternity, emphasized in 
the charter, may be regarded as the predominating feature 
in its pre-reformation history. 

The Corpus Christi procession in which all the Gilds took 
part was then reckoned as by far the most important event 
of the year. Of this, a description may be found in Mr. 
Pidgeon papers (Transactions, 1st Series, Vol. VI., p. 183). 

Unfortunately the M.S. affords no account beyond what 
can be gathered from the details of expenditure. 

The Drapers and Mercers alone never took part in thai 
parody of the old Corpus Christi procession, which later 
became the " Shrewsbury Show." Another great occasion 
for the Drapers was a dinner at Easter-tide probably on the 
Thursday in Faster week, when the election of officers took 
place in every other year. Alone among the Gilds oi the town, 
as far as 1 kno\V, thev elected a Master in addition to the four 

1 Act of 1.5 Hen. VI , cap. 0. 

'-' This charter was published in tin- 7Vr?N.?iK*/tc»M$, 2nd Scries Vol, Yill.. 
p. 176. 



Wardens and the two Stewards who with the assistance of 
six Corn-brethren completed the usual staff of officials. 

The M.S. may possibly throw a little light on the question 
of the connexion of the Drapers with the Trinity Chapel in 
St. Mary's. The Rev' 1 . D. H. S. Cranage has demonstrated 
that the building is considerably anterior to 1461, and there- 
fore cannot be attributed to the Company of Drapers as 
being of their sole inception. Neither is it probable that it 
can be the work of the Gild of the Blessed Trinity before its 
legal incorporation, since Degory Watur in his will speaks of 
it as the Leybourne Chapel. 1 . Under the years 1499 — 15CO 
and 1501 — 1502 there are various entries in this M.S. 
relative to the " makynge of the Aulter " with masonry and 
ironwork, the making of the Tabernacle, the " pyntyng of 
the Autur Clothe "' and again the purchase and repair of 
vestments. Is it not, may I suggest, probable that the 
Drapers took over the charge of the Leybourne Chapel 2 at 
this date, and erected there a new altar dedicated to the 
Blessed Trinity ? 

The Act of 37 Hen. VIII., was a mortal blow to the Giids 
in their character as religious and social fraternities. With 
the confiscation of their Chapels and Chantries the main 
spring of their common life was broken. Henceforward the 
spirit of selfishness, already existent, has a free hand, and the 
companies became gradually more mercantile and self-seeking 
from the absorption of all trade by an exclusive circle for 
personal interest. By the Act 5 Eliz., cap. 14, Parliament 
considerably restricted the autonomy ol the Gilds by 
relegating certain important functions to its own delegate.-. 
The determination of conditions of labour was also {-laced 
in the hands of justices of the peace or town officials, and 
must have caused some annoyance. The Drapers, peiha; s 
owing to their unique position among the town Gilds as a 
land-owning corporation, do not seem to have suffered much 
in their prestige by these regulatipns, and two Acts of the 
same reign, arc concerned directly with their affairs, The 
Act 8 Eliz., cap. 7, forbids that anyone inhabiting Shrews- 

1 Transactions, 3rd Scries. Vol, VI., p. 30. 
" Transaction*, 3rd Scries, Vol. VI,, p. &6. 


bury should occupy the trade of buying Welsh woollens 
unless he be free of the Company of the Drapers. This 
was repealed six years later (14 Eliz. cip. 12) ostensibly at 
the request of the very persons at whose instance it had been 
passed. In 1605, the Company obtained a new charter of 
incorporation from James L, and armed with this proceeded 
to wage sundry trade-wars in order to obtain exclusive 
possession of the Wcish-cloth Market. In 1619 the Drapers 
of Shrewsbury and Oswestry petitioned the Council against 
certain London merchants, notably one Thomas Davies who, 
notwithstanding their Lordships' order to the contrary, had 
"deceitfully obtained admission to the freedom of Oswestry 
and buys Welsh cottons, which he sells privately, and not at 
Blackwell Hall."' 1 This jealous spirit misliked greatly the 
Londoners, who sent a counter-petition through their Mayor 
and Aldermen, complaining of the infringement of their 
ancient privileges by this order " obtained by the misrepre- 
sentation of the Drapers of those towns (Shrewsbury and 
Oswestry) who wish to engross the trade, which order is 
already revoked on behalf of all other cities and towns."- 

At the same time the Drapers were threatened in another 
direction, namely by the interference of French merchants, 
and in 162 1 they petitioned that whereas these Frenchmen 
profiting by " the late proclamation for free trade in Welsh 
Cloths" were enabled to buy directly from Welsh loomes, 
the Council would remove its embargo placed upon the 
exportation by the native merchants since they had a large 
stock in their hands and feared ruin. 0 

The most important struggle was still that w ith Oswestry, 
which had long been the rival of the Shrewsbury Drapers in 
the Welsh market. As early as 1609 the latter received a 
letter from the overlord of Oswestry. Thomas Howard. Earl 
of Suffolk, ordering them to abstain from their attempts to 
rob his town of its trade. They replied, deprecating the 
insinuation that "they went! abowte by underarte and 
merieeses to withdraw your market oi W elsh Clothe from 
your townc of OswestciV' 4 but making no promise to desist. 

1 Calendar of State Papers, Domestic, Oct. ?, 1019. 

2 Ibid) Jan. ?, 1620. 

3 Cal. State Papers, Domestic, 1621. 

4 F. A. Hibbert, Influence and Development ol English Gilds, 1893, 


In 1618 the Earl of Suffolk was disgraced from the treasurer- 
ship, and three years later they dared to resolve :i that they 
will not buy cloth at Oswestry or else vhere than Salop '' 
with the consequence that the years 1621-22 resound with 
petitions to the Council from Oswestry and the North Weish 
clothiers, who declare that their ruin is imminent unless the 
staple be restored to Oswestry. In 1622 there is a b'itter 
complaint to Sir George Calvert that in spite of the order of 
the Council confirmed by the President and Chief Justice of 
the Marches the Drapers of Shrewsbury stiil try to draw ail 
the trade thither and declare they will buy there in spite of 
all orders to the contrary, they request the exemplary 
punishment of the chief offenders. 1 In the teeth of govern- 
ment mandates, and the keenest local opposition, the 
Shrewsbury men carried their point and gradually absorbed 
the whole of the Welsh trade into their own hands. By 
1633 *he market at Oswestry was practically non-existent, 
and the Welshmen with loaded pack-ponies streamed into 
Shrewsbury for the weekly market for some 150 years, until 
the monopoly of the town was at last successfully broken. 2 

Irene M. Rope. 

[fo. 1.] Henry 8°. 14 yeare. 

Memorandum that the rhastur and the wardens of the 
drapers hath a greyd with Roger Hodstm Humffrye Wazhan 
and with Thomas ap davit to go to the kyngs warys foi the 
fellyshep of the sayd drapers at that tym and gcvyn them a 
groot a peyse for the yernyst. The Yin. day of Septembur in 
the XIIIL yer of kyng Hary the VIII. 

Henry 8°. 33 yeare. 
XX 0 die Septembris Anno R Regis H. VI 1 1., XXXII 1 1 00 . 
Memorandum that it is ordeyned this day by the mastur 
wardeyns and fellysship of the drapers of Salop beyng all 
assembled in theirc commen hall fforasmoch as ceiten of 
the company and fellysship of Shermen of the said towne 
have usyd tiowe of late at dyuers tymes to bye clothe and 

1 Cal. State Papers, Domestic, Nov, ?, 162a. 

3 F. A. llibbcrt, Influence and Development ol English Gilds, p. 96, 


dresse the same within theire howses to the gret hyndraunce 
of the said drapers. Therfore it is nove ordeyned that 
certen of the said drapers whose names be underwritten 
shall from hensforth use and sett up in the craft of Shermen 
and to dresse cloth within theire owne howses untill suche 
tyme as a full determynacion be had betwene the said crafts 
Concernyng the premises upon pcyne that every oon 
makyng defaute for every weke after the fest the Translacion 
of Seynt Edward now next comyng vi B . viii°. 

Roger Pope J°hn Gardyner Thomas Adderly 

Edward hosyer Robert Alen Elizabeth dei gratia 

Thomas lloyd Ricardus Clerk anglie ffrauncie et 
Richard dawes John Bruer hibernie fidei defenser 

John Ry eland per me Thomam 

[Here follows the abstract of the foundation charter which 
will be found in the Transactions, Series 3, Vol. V., Misc. iv.~\ 

The name of the corp'acon granted b\' King Edward the 
1111th : 

Videlicet Magister et gardiahi ac f rat res et sorores 
fraternitatis sive gilde sancte Trinitatis de hominibus mistcric 
pannariorum Ville nostre Salopie. 

[fo. 3.] Edward 4th. 1461. 

[A translation of the following Will appears in Transactions. 
3rd Series, Vol- VI., p. 25.] 

Memorandum quod Katerina Bonel per suum tcstamcntum 
dedit et legavit Gilde sancte Trinitatis art is pannariorum 
salopie de fnndacione illustrissimi domini Edwardi quarti 
Regis Anglic certa terras et tencmcnta in Salopie prout in 
ipsius Katerine testamcnto plenius liquet cuius quidam 
testament] tenor sequitur in hiis verbis. 

In Dei nomine Amen Terek) decimo die mensis maii Anno 
domini millesimo cccc mo Ex" 1 " primo. 

Ego Katerina Bonell relicta nuper Thome Lowe dc 
Salopia compos mentis et bone mcmorie condo test amentum 
meum in hunc modum. In primis lego animaiu meam Deo 
Patri Omnipotent beate Marie Virgini gloriosc et omnibus 
sanetis corpustjue meum sepelicndum in Cimiterio eccl 
collegiate sancti ( 'edde Salopie. Itrm volo quod tOtUS chorus 


ejusdem ccclcsie intersit exequiis meis et quod remunera- 
cioncm habeat secundum laudabilem consuetudinem in 
dicta villa preusitatam. Item do & lego Degorio Watur de 
Salopia predicta draper Gardiano sive custodi domus 
elemosinarie de fundacione illustrissimi principis Edwardi 
nuper Comitis March nunc dei gracia Regis Anglie et ffrancie 
situate infra limites sive preeincta Cimiterii iibere Capelle 
Regie beate Marie in dicta villa Salopie. Johanni Perle et 
Johanne uxori sue Thorns Grentham et cccilie consorti sue 
Johanni de la snede et Godithe uxori sue et aliis in dicta 
domo elemosinarie modo habitantibus eteorum successoribus 
quamdam annuitatem sive quemdam annualem redditum 
quinque marcarum provenientium de sex tenementis simul 
situatis in Salopie predicte super le Wile Coppe inter 
tenementum pertinens Caritarie beate Marie in ecclesia beati 
Alkemundi Salopie ex parte occidente et tenementum Thome 
Mytton ex parte orientale. Et quamdam annuitatem decern 
solidorum provenientem de quatuor tenementis in Salopia 
predicta situatis in vico vocato le Shop-lache modo in tenura 
Edwardi leche Et quamdam Annuitatem decern quinque 
solidorum provenientem [sic] provenientem de quadam 
parcella terre jacente in Campo de Colneham modo in 
tenura Ricardi yong draper Et quamdam annualem red- 
ditum duorum solidorum provenientem de quadam parcella 
terre jacente in Campo de Meol nuper dimisse Wil- 
lelmo meighen habendas tenendas et percipiendas om»ies 
et singulas annuitates sive redditus annuales predictos 
prefato Degorio gardiano sive custodi predicto et suis 
successoribus Johanni Perle et Johanne uxori sue Thome 
Cecilie Johanni Godithe et aliis in dicta domo elemosinarie 
modo cohabitantibus et eorum successoribus in eadem domo 
cohabitaturis ad ipsius domus elemosinarie et pa u pern m 
predictorum in eadem ut pivdicitur cohabitancium 
sustentacionem imperpetuum et ad exhibendum et 
inveniendum Capellanum ydoneum ad orandum specialiter 
pro bono statu Regis predict i tundatoris eiusdem domus 
progenitorum et successorum suorum Ac pro animabus 
[fo. 4.] Edw. 4 0 . 1461. 

Rogeri Boneli Eve consort is sue Johannis Bonell W'illelmi 
Honell Ricardi Bonell et KateHne uxori s sue parentum 



meorum proanirna mea anirtiabus consanguineorum amicorum 
benefactor um meorum ac omnium ndelium defunctoruni 
Item volo quod omnia iila tenementa cum gardinis 
adiacientibus et omnibus suis pertinencies que habeo 
in Salopie predicte in vico de Mardevale piout se extendunt 
a tenemento Johannis Baxster usque ad vicum vocatum 
le Knokynslane et per eundem vicum australiter usque ad 
tenementum abbatis et cnnventus monasterii beati Petri 
Salopie simul cum quodam annuali redditu septem solidorum 
provenienti de uno tenemento cum pertinenciis in dicto vico 
de Mardevale situate inter tenementum modo Nicholai 
Waryngs ex parte vna et tenementum in quo Johannes 
Harbor nuper inhabitavit ex parte altera simul eciam cum 
quodam gardino in le Casteil foriate juxta gardinum nuper 
Johannis Beget necnon omnia alia terras et tenementa cum 
suis pertinenciis que habeo aut de jure habere potero vel 
debeo habere in dicto vico de Mardevale integre remaneant 
prefato Degorio juxta vim formam et effectum cuiusdam 
carte feoffamenti Edwardo Regi predicto et ipsi degorio per 
me superinde confecte Et eciam volo si Ahcia uxor Johannis 
Knight de Salopie predicte solver it fideliter prefato Degorio 
vel executoribus suis Octodecim libras iegalis monete Anglie 
citra festum sancti Petri quod dicitur advincula proximum 
futurum post Datam presentis testamenti quod tunc dicta 
Alicia habeat et possideat tolum illud tenementum cum 
suis pertinenciis in frankevile id quo laurencius Barker modo 
inhabitat habendum et tenendum sibi et assignatis suis de 
capit(alibus) dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de 
jure consueta imperpetuum. Et si ante dictum festum sai 
Petri me contingat decedere et dicta Alicia in solucione dicta- 
rum Octodecim iibrarum dictum festum sive diem solucionis 
rion servaverit tunc volo omnino quod dictus degofius Watur 
Gardianus sive custos antedictus et successores sui habeant 
et annuatim percipiant octodecim solidos annui redditus 
provenientis de eodem tenemento quos eciam octodecim 
solidos simul cum omnibus aliis annuitatibus sive annuls 
redditibus predictis do et lego ad dictam domutn elemosin- 
ariam et paupcres in eadem modo cohabitantes et imposterum 
cohabitaturos ac ad Capellanum ydonciim at predictam est 
imperpetuum sustentandum. Residuum vcro omnium bono- 
rum meorum non legatum volo quod dividatur et disponatur 


prout executor mens subscriptus noverit voluntalem meam de 
huiusmodi residuo lieri Huius vero testament! mei facio 
ordiho et constituo dictum Degorium vnicuiu execut- 
orem et magistrum henricum Smyth Capellanum parocb. 
ialem ecclesie sancti Cedde predicte superyisorem In 
cuius rei testimonium huic presenti testamento meo 
sigillum meum apposui hiis testibus magistro henrico Smyth 
predicto et domino Johanne Bykkeley Capellanis Adam 
Golesmyth Willelmo Wotton Ricardo Marchall Willelmo 
Lyster Thoma Goldsmyth Reginaldo Baker Willelmo 
Attyngeham.Clerico et multis aliis Datum die loco et anno 
Domini supradictis. 

[fo. 5] Edw. if- 

■ Memorandum quod Willelmus fforton de dray ton filius 
Katerine lilie Jacobi Callerall alias dictus Jacobus dver 
quondam de Salopie verus heres et ultimus de tall' ad quern 
omnia ilia terre tenementa redditus et servicia cum omnibus 
suis pertinenciis que nuper fuerunt dicti Jacobi jure 
hereditario descenderunt dedit et concessit fraternitati siye 
gilde sancte Trinitatis artis pannariorum in Salopie omnia 
ilia terre et tenementa situata in dicte ville Salopie inter 
tenementum Johannis knyght et portam vocatam le 
Walssheyate ac unum croftum cum columbario in frankevile 
jacentem inter viam regiam et pratum vocatum sylkesmedow 
Et unum croftum et vnum Stiew jacentem inter Colleorchar 1 
et Aquam de Syvarn simul cum omnibus suis tenementis 
situatis inter Scaccarium et vicum vocatum kylle lane infra 
le cornemarket ad ora.nd.uhi pro anima sua ct animabus 
prefati Jacobi et [space left] uxoris sue et pro animabus 
Johannis Hugonis Kicholai et Willelmi filiorum dicti jacobi 
ac pro anima Katerine filie eiusdem Jacobi matris prp- 
nominati Willelmi fforton necnon pro animabus omnium 
consanguineorum amicorum et bencfactorum suorum et 
omnium fidelium defunctorum. 

Memorandum quod Rogerus Webbe wa ns heres Nicholai 
Gerard concessit et comiinr.ivit di<Uo iratcriu'tati SlVe Glide 
omnia ilia terre et tenementa redd'Hi- et servicia cum 
omnibus suis pertinenciis que quondam fuerunt prefati 
Nicholai infra libertatem ville Salopie in fforKltta C\ 
Vol. III., 4th Scries. I 



Coinhatti et fforietta monachorum ad orandum pro animabus 
dicti Nicholai ac Richardi filii Thome Russell ac pro anima 
ipsius Rogeri Webbe cum ab hac luce migraverit e: 
specialiter pro animabus parentum consanguineorum 
amicorum benefactorum suorum et omnium fidelium 

Hugh dyer left severall landes. 

Nicholas Gerrard. 




Edw. 4. Annus Regis E. quarti xvin" s . the iS yeare. 1 477. 
Wardens elected. 

Aceounte e 
Johannes dun Johannes Guttyns 1 Gardiani in anno 
WillelmusWylymsWillelmusSugdon ) proximo precedente 
Ouiquidam supradicti gardiani responderunt communitati 
artis pannarinun de anno ultimo elapso. 
In primis De Johanne an Jevan Tayllour 

pro hue eius 
Item De Willelmo ffoord in plenam 

persolucionem debiti sui - 
De Johanne Clone clerico in plenam 

persolucionem - 
Item De Willelmo Barbor in plenam 

persolucionem finis sui de 
Item Reserved of Richard Coiet in full 

payment of xxvis. viiid. of his ffyne 
Item Rese\'\ed of William ffelypps for 

Tymbur sold to hym by Thomas 

Severn and hue hosyer - 
Item Reseyved by the hands of John 

Guttyns for the arrears of John 

Item Reseyved of Edward hosyer 
Item Reseyved of laurence draper 


There of paved to William Phelypps vis, iiid. that the 
sevd William payed to Richard Harbor for makynge ol Wax 
whereof iiiis. iiiid. thcrof there was paid for SU|€ wiii.i. 

Item payed to the Stuwards \s. witli vs. deiyvei cd to for 

xms. una. 

xxvis. viiid. 

xms. mid 






Item payed to William Attyncham for a 

lettur fro the Kinge - - iiis. iiiid. 

Item payed for the attachement of John 
Boerton for the rekonere of the date 
of John Cartwright - - xiid. 

Item payed to John Scryven for William 

heyllyn - - - viiis. 

[fo. 7] Edward 4" 

The seyd wardens have reseyved arftur the seyd accompts 
parcells underwriten. 

De Ricardo Edge pro line eius - - xxvis. viiid. 

Item reseyed of John Guttyns for Old e 
tymbur to hym sold - - iis. 

[fo. 9] Henry 8°. 1515. 

The Coppy of the Indenture made by the Kyng's com- 
mysshyoners wiche indenture Remaynyth in o r trcsser. 

Yancnce Be- p> e ^ knowen to ail men to whom thvs present 
twene drauers . in 1 " 1 

& bhermen in wrytmgs snail come that upon varyance and 

jn^es ^out dyscorde betwene the Wardens and the hole craft 

& sheering of of Drapers of the towne of Shrewsbury upon the 

c l 0 t, h f b , 0 i lsht one partv John Barton, Rvchard Pope. Georqius 
ol VV elshmen. . . , 1 

Rylond, and Nicholas Ad'ms, shermen upon the 

, .. ii de part. And the Wardens and the residue of the 
1 hey referre it tr - 
io the Bishop craft of Sherme' upon the uj- de part {for the bvinge 

ofCoventre sellinge and s hearinge of Welshe cloth, and lor 
&c.,Deingpie- D 0 

sident of the the determ ynacyon of the same varyauncc The 
marches I to sa ide parties have put them selffs to the ordur and 
Charles Both rule of Geffrey by the g'ce of gode Bysshope 
\ViUira Vve- of Coventre and Lychefcld president of the Kings 
dale, Knight Counsaill in the marches of Waies Charies 

Piers Newton . , . . , , ,• 

& George botne, Gierke, \\ lllim L veaalc, Knygat, piera 
Bromley hs(|s. Xcwton and Georgius Bromlev, Stuiiers, (Tyve ol 

&c. all DCing . L, ° 1 

Shrewsbury * the kyngs Counsailloura and I omyssoners in the 

tint ordcrea sciclc marches of Wales nowe beyinge at Shrowes- 

bury, whereupon the same Gounsuiliours and 

i. " Barton, ( A oim ssoners upon pat fu examinacion of the saidc 
Richard Pope, - 1 . ' 

j&c, and all varyauncc and discord^ order and rule '1 hat the 

others Shcr- j j 1 h bartOU, Kvchard eope, gCOrglUS Rvlotld 
men then J • 1 1 


Vseing ta bye ail d nicholas Adams and all the other Shermen 
cloth shalbe that nowe use to buy any Waishe Clothe shalbc 
made free pay- B re t hern of the seide crafte of drapers paying 
nere fine And thcrfore as other forrens do. And also that the 
that the sayd se iJ e John Barton, Richard pope, georgius 
while they buy Rylond and Nicholas Adams and other shermen 
j iTk! e^eon ^ urm S e tne lvmc that they or any of them use to 
premise *or by anny suche Welshe cloth to Shere and to make 
journeyman g a j e therof shall have oon prentes or jornevmon 

lesser tnan . A A, " 

other 5-her- lesse m nowmber then the saide other Shermen 

m , en * . have bv ther Composicion. In wvtncs wherof the 
Shermen to be . ... 1 „ . -. 

made free. saide Counsaillours and Commissioners Jiave sub- 
Subscribed ibvd ther hands the xxxth dav off Marche A 

the 30 th VI area " ... . 

the 6" of lien, regis H. viii". vi°. 

[to. 11. J Henry 8°. 1515- vith year. 

a 0 vi t0 Reg. H. viii. 
. . Md. that the mast r and Wardens w* all the 

No ciotn to 

be put to any Holle Company of drapers be condesended and 

Sherman m ag rcr reve d that no inon \v'*in the Companv shall 

Shrewsbury r i * 

&c. paine the ffrom henseforth delyver no mancr of Cloth to 

forth *& a Cotton to no shermon w'in this town and 

nobie. ffranches under the payne of fforfetture of the 

cloth, and vi 5 . viij' 1 . of money to theusse of the 

ffraternytc of the Trinyte as o r names heraftur 


The Master 

The Comp. Rvc rnvtton Rvc pursell Thomas hossyer 
a^ee^ncnt Rondvll Beyston John Waturs Thomas 
subscribed. Whithiford Jhon Uoid Willm Jenyns Rychard 
dycher Robert Wotton John Daily Rye 
scrvven Roger PhelippS Rychard Nycholas 
Willm. guttyns Roger don. WilllTK Clerk 
Edward bent Hugh Blanyey morris draper 
Willm. hoggeks Willm. Bayly Thomas Uoid 
Mathew ap Owen david ap Owen Olyver 

fourc leaves appcare wanting in this place before thi.> book 
was new bound and the rest sewed. 


[fa 13] 4°- 3 year. 1463. 

Money p;tyd Memorandn of diverse pafeelles of money 
vvaters^ffi P^yed by the handys of Degorv Watur of hys 
owne goods to owne propur qodes for the reparacions of the 
!n P Corne Mar- bowse that Jenkyne ynce dwellytlie ynne in the 
ket. .corne market Anno R.R. Edwardi quarti post 

conquest um tercio. 

ffvrst to geffrey Wryght and Wylnale 


man for x dayes ... ... ... ... vij\ xj d . 

Item forsawyng of a Rode sav.e iii fotc ... v\ ix d . 
Item payde for a tre and ij standarts ... . xix' 1 . 

Item for Smale tren ... ... ... .. 9 k^. 

Item for 5 pecys tymbre 
Item for the sawyng of xij score fote ... 
Item for a pece of tymbur for burdys [boards] 

and for othnr tymbre 
Item for ii Wryghtys hyrd by an hole vveke ... 
Item for gaddys spykyngs bordnayle and 


Item for the sayd ij wryghts iij dayes and an 

halfe... .. "... ... " 

Item for spykyngs 

Item for a tre so gysts ... 
Item for xxxij clamstaves 1 
Item for an hundrethe of chaff lattys. .. 
Item for ii lodes of cley 

Item for an hundrethe and a halfe of chaff 

Item for ij hundrethe of latt nayle 

Item for spykyngs 

Item for xiij hordes for dores ... 

Item for gaddes 

Item for vj hundrethe and an halfe of latte 

Item for spykyngs 

Item for ij hundred of Chaff latte 

Item for xxiiij clamstaves 

Item for the sayd ij Wryghtes v dayes 

1 Wattles, cp. "clam-stave *' an daub- wattle? tnd claj . [Wri^hl, /.//^. />/«.'. 
Diet.) Dutch, Klatnp, a liuUI 1.1,1. 

XV11 U . 

Vl d . 


ix d . 

vj' .ob. 

viij d . 

t u . 

iiij 0 . 


iiii' 1 . 


.\iiij d . 


vj J . 

j 1 - 






Item for Werkeman hyre makyng the flourc 

a day 
Item for spykyngs 
Item for arere doos in the Kechyn 
Item for iiij lode lyme ... ... 

Item iij lokes 

Summa total" iiij 1 '. xv d . 

Item for the same Wryghtes iii dayes 

ij 5 - 

iiij '.o 

Item for x hordes for dores and Wynd vovves 

xij d 

Item for sawyng of barres for dorres and 

wyndwowes .. 


Item A payre gymelles 1 & ij peyre hynges & hokes 

XV' 1 . 

Item, for bordenayle and spykyings 

.vj ,: . 

Item for latt nayle 

lj d . 

Item for Wryghtes hyre vij dayes 


ix' J . 

Item for clamstaves 

lj d . 

Item for iiij hordes to wyndowes 

iiij 1 "-. 

Item for bordnayle 

vij H . 

Item for spykyngs 

mj d . 

Item for latt nayle 

v d . 

Item for gaddes-... 

i d 

Item for a Wryghtes hyre ij dayes 

- ,i 


Item for viij hordes 

vij d . 

Item for spykyngs 

iiij d . 

Item for gaddes ... 


Item for an hundred ston lattes 

vj d . 

Item for wattur to temperyng of clcy ... 

iiij 1 '. 

Item for lattenayle 

iiij d . 

Item for ij lodes of cley... 

iiij 1 ' 

Item for dawbyng of the wolles 

iij s . 


Item for makyng of an astour 3 

iiij' 1 


xij d 
xij 1 '. 

Reparacions of the same hows made and paved 

of the comon 

More payd fot 
the same re- , 

payre out of by the hande 01 \\ yllyam bugdon 

iheCompanies oroclgg, * 
Goods. b 

Fyrst for a pece of tymbu 

XIII d . 

1 Gimm.ii. Gimblet, otherwise Wi mbir. a pier ccr orau$er. M.L., wimW\ 
cj. Pan- vimmci, a boring tool to make holes tor wooden pins. 

- Gad naiis. Lar<;e nails used chicllv foi fas telling posts ami rails. (Wrig 
K. /). /).) 

• ! Astre (A.«-tcr, Aister, etc ) 1 he back ol a chimney or <*t.«te. (Wright, 
E P. DA 


Item for takyng dovvne and brekyng of wolls v (i . 
[fo. 15.] i-{ r >4 Kd. 4 0 1464 i 4 6_ 

^ J the J . ^ • veare 

I D ) * 

Item payed to Richard Tauernere for alfe an 

hundred of iron ... ... ... ... ii s viij d 

Item Robart Mynton Smythe for makyng of an 

iron for the heme ... ... ... ... xiiij d 

Item For tymbre for bord payed to Wyllyam 

Wan re ... ... ... ... ... ... \'f 

Item For ij tymbre tren ... ... ... ... iij ? yiij d 

Item For Wryghtys hyre iiii dayes . . ,.. iij s « ij d 

Summa xiiij s ij d 
Item Degory Watur askythe allowans of xiiij 8 spent uppon the 

almes Foike whyche he receyvyd of Wyllyam Sugdon. 
Item of xxvj 5 viij d payed to Wyllyam Forton for the ii dc yere 

of the reygne of Kynge E. 
Item of xx s payed to Harry Sotell the Kvngys attorney 
Item of iiij s ix d payed to Ric. Wryter and hys man for a wek 
Item of iij s ij d payed to the sayd Rychard and his man for 

iiij dayes of another vveke 
Item of \- s vj d payed to the same Richard and hys man the 

thryd weke and a man ij dayes 
Item of iv s viij d payed to the same Richard and hys man for 

vj dayes 

Item of v s vii j d payed to Roger Sawyer for sawyng of tymbre 
also of xiij* iiij d payed to Wyllyam Umfreston for the 
comon hall 

Item of xiij' 1 paved for wyne there dronkon at the makyng of 
the barge n 

Item vj s viij J payed to Wyllyam forton for a quarter that 
wes fro mychelmas to cry st mas. 

A° rr F. iiij' 1 quarto 
Edw. 4 0 8 yeare Anno S • 
Tlies byn the Parcellis of cloths that I De^ori Watur have 
delivird to the pore pepull Anno r. r. \ .. octavo, in the 
first to Makell Canowey ij ellyn and a halfe of grey 
russet to a cote price the hole \\ d 
hem To the lynyng ij ellyn and a quartur price w foi the 
makyng V J 


Item To Jane Talbot ij wards and a quartur of biakc to a 

cote iiij^ v j 

Item to lyynng ij ellyn and iij quarters ... ... xvii 

Item for the makyng... ... ... ... ... v j' 

Item for ij ellyn and dim. [dimidium] of Welsche 

russet price the hole ... ... ... ... xx d 

Item to lynyng ij ellyn and a quarter of iincey 

price xv ! 

for the makyng ... ... ... ... ... y J 

Item for schon (shoon) iiij li a cappe v' J a smoke x' 1 

[fo. 1 6.] Edw. 4" 8 yeare. 

A kerche iiij d , a barmetur 1 iiij d that Y have yeve to hur in 
Onowre of our gild, and hur bind whvche Y woli not 
reherse and money bysyde. 

Item To Larans in the hall place ii yards of russet price xxij ; 
to lining ij yards of whyte price xvj d the makyng v d 

Item to Richard Browne a gowne of myne nowne werying 
price vj s & viij d a peyre hosyn of russet iij d a peyr shon 
vj d a dowblet a cap of russet yj d a blake hat vj d the 
mendyng of a cote iiij d 

Item To Catrine a folyys wenche in the hall place ij ellyn of 
Welshe russet xvj d , a ellyn and iij quarturs of whyte to 
lynvng x d the makyng iiij' 1 . To Dog us w* on ey ij ellyn 
save a quartur of Welshe russet xiij d ob. to lynyng an 
ellvn and a halfe of whyte ix. the maS'kyng iiij d a peyre 
of shon iij d a kerche iiij'' a smoke vijd 

To Rawlyn Seympyr. for mendyng of a cote iiij 1 ' 

to pernell ij ellyn yards of Welshe Russet to a cote xviii d 

Item lynyng an ellyn and iij quarturs of Welshe whyte \ 
the makyyng v d a kerche iiij 1 to Gyftyn Couper for iij 
ellvn and iii quarturs of Welshe russcu to a gowne \\i ,; to 
theiyning iij ellyn and an halfe a .-tyke of Welshe whyte 
xij d ob. the makyng xij d . 

Item iij sk\-nnes to a coti^ xij li i; st\-ks & a quartur of lining 
viij d the makyng iiii' 1 

Item To Richard Sholtage ij ellyrt ami iij quarturs to a goune 
xxi d iij ellyn (S: halfe a styke oi Welshe whyte to lynyng 
xij d ob. the makyng V d 

1 liurm-cloih ? An apron or bosom cl6lh. (Wright). 


Item iij skynnes to a cote xij d and ij stykks & a quartur of 

lynyng viij d the makyng iiii d 
Item to Jhon Fox a goune of Lundon russet price the goune 

iijj s 

Item to DD [David] Barker iij skynnes to a cote xij d and ij 
. styks cS: a quartur of lynyng viij d the makyng iiij d 

Summa Liii s ix d ob. 

[fo. 17] Edw. 4. 1468. 8 yeare. 

Inprimis When I went to Lundon to persu. for our licens 
and Graunt hyt cost me xl marke and more 

Item To Wyllyam forton of Drayton syster sonne to Hew 
and Wyllyam Dier and last eneritour in the tayle xx 
marke yj s viij d 

Item to Richard Mascot and Roger Web othurwyse cald 
Roger Bulkley Dyer to Nycolas Gerald R. Russell 
xiiii 1 ' xiij s iiij d 

Item Jankyn Knygt had xii H xv 3 

Item to make up owre xx H ye had xiij H . Item to wage men 

ate the last jorney v u 
Item payed for Katrine Bunellis dett vj H vj s viij d 
Item Hur buryng hur dirge with bred wyne and ale chese 

wax hur dole and xij garments the iyeng and somring 

iij 1 vij s viij d 

Item when I rod to londun by thavyce of my felyshyp to 
speke w* the erle of shrousbury I rod w'th v horse and 
taryed ther vj wykkys cost me vj 1 ' xiij s iiij d 

Item when I wes send fore by a suppena to onswere Mezhcn 
I rod w* ij horsys awes ther iij wykkys my horse hyre 
and ther coste and mynowne cost the same tyme xl s 

Item Wyllyam dier had of me wittnes Mathew Peyntur 
xxxvi s 

Item Nicolas dier that gave me the endenturse xxvj s viij d 
Item I have gevyn Harry Sotyll the Kyngs attourney Axs, 
(arrears?) by yere vj s viij d ther of he ys payed XLvj s viij d 
Item Jhon Couper had of us won yere vj" viij d 
Item Lanky dc Wcnlock had won yere vj 9 viij d 
Item Yren [iron] bound cofur \x\j s viij d 
Item A cofur in our 1 parlour vi;j s 

Vol. 111., 4th Scries N 



8 yeare 

The? byne the parcells of Tymbur that Y Degory Watur 
have boughtc to the reparacon of the Hovvse in Colham 
Ao rr E. quarty post conquestum octavo 

Item of Jhon Bot of Condor vij tren that were made postys 
price of won xvj d 

Item v sylpesys 1 precium of won xvij d 

Item for iiij tren of the whyche were made walplatys the 
price of on' xv' 1 

A howse in Item for on tre of the vvhiche vves made ii louveries 2 
repayrcd. & nu lacys 3 price the hole ii s ix d 

[fo. iS.] Edw. 4 0 1468 8 yeare 

Item for A tre of the whyche wos made burdys 

[boards] price the hole ... ... ... xxvj d 

Item of Jhon Hulston of the moncke foryed vij 

tren price the hole ... ... ... ... v s iiij d 

Item for vj tren ... ... ... ... ... ij s 

Item of Sher' of mele for planckys and forkys 

Raffterys price of the hole ... ... ... xij s iiij' : 

Item to Ry chard Wod for caryng of the same 

tymbur ... xij d 

Item of Jhon Westley for ix tren ... ... ... x s 

Item of for vj forckys price the hole .. ... x s 

Summa iii 1 ' vj s & vj d 

These byn the expensys that Degory Watur hath spend <S:c. 

In prim is to barton for vj dayes ... ... ... ij s 

Item to Jhon semmer for won day ... ... iiij li 

to Jhon tyler for tylyng the houce ... x d 

to Jhon barton for won day ... ... iiij d 

to barton for iiij dayes ... ... ... xvj d 

to Roger Fox for iiij xx li stone ... ... xij d 

for xiiij lodes of lyme ... ... ... hj s iij' 1 

to the Gynour [Joyner] for lattes ... ... ij* iiij 1 

1 Silt-pieces. Beams or rafters. The Sile was one of the principal tafieis of 
a building. (Wright, E. D. D.) 

3 Louvre ('Louver, etc.) An opening in the rool to let out smoke or a ohiowcy, 
cf>. Lufter or Luvver boards, sloping overlapping boards ol an open wiudow, 
especially of a tannery, (Wright, Engl. Dial, /'./.) 

' Tiebeams or braces. Murray, Xew Eng. Oitf. 



for won lode of cley ... ... ... ... ij d 

to Rychard for iiij dayes ... ... ... xx d 

to barton for v daes [sic] ... ... ... xx d 

to Wyllyam Yaure for caryng stone ... vij d 
to Wyllyam tydurs wyfe for watur and syft- 

yng lyme ... ... ... ... ... viij d 

for won lode of cley ... ... ... ... ij d 

for caryng of vi lode of stop to seymper ... xviij d 

for xvi lode of Gravey ... ... ... xvj d 

for xvi lode of lyme ... ... ... ... iii s ix d 

for to Wyllyam Tyler for xxi lode of gravell xxj d 

to Barton for iiij dayes ... ... ... xvj d 

Item for won tre ... ... ... ... ... xix d 

Item for won tre ... ... ... ... ... xvij d 

[fo. 19.] Edw. 4 1468 

Item For won tre 
Item for won tre 
Item for won tre... 
Item for won tre... 
Item for won tre... 
to David Seda' and on othur mon for sawyng 
to Richard Wryght for vi dayes & halfe 
to hys man for a xj dayes 
Item for ij lodes lyme ... 
to barton for iiij daes 
Item for nayll 
Item to the mason 
Item for won moche tre 
Item for ij bordes 
Item for spykyng and Gaddes 
to Ric. Wryght for iij daes 
to Jhon hys mon for vj daes 
for iij booshell of lyme ... 
to barton for iij daes 

for candull 

for thre burthun of yardys 

to Richard Wryght and hys men 

to Gylbard dauber for white lymyngthe house 
to the pavier for pavyng the fold 

8 yeare 
xx d 
xviij d 
vj d 
xv d 
iiij d 


x 1 1 j s 
ii s 

j d ob. 
j d ob. 

xvj d 
iiij d 
iiij d 


xiiij' 1 


vj d 

vj d ob 
xvi d 
xvi d 


to Gylbard and barton for castyng the erthe viij d 

to Kobart Mynton Smythe for iij lockes and 
iiij peyre Gymmols for wyckets & haspes 
& Ringes & plates for dorres & calkhes & 
lathes ... ... ... ... ... iiij s j d 

for iij wyndows to the seller ... ... ... iij s 

p. 20 

ffor iiij planckes A bowe the cupbord ... ... ij s iiij d 

for viij clove burdus to dorres & cupburds ... xvj d 
To Wyllyam Tyler for xij lode of ston ... iij s 
Summa huius partis ix s viii d 

[fo. 22.] Edw. 4 0 Annus xviij Regis Ed. iiij 1 ' xiiij 0 die Aprilis 

1477. 18 yeare 
A prohibition Hit ys assented and aggreed by thassent & 
any strangers concent of all the ffeleship of drapers that ffrom 
thys tyme forth that no persone of the sayd ffele- 
ship shall not go with no fforeyn persone to no loveale w l in 
the town or ffrannchise nor w*out the toun nor go \v l no 
Strangers in no chyrche in the Toun nor w* no nothre place 
w*in the Toun to desire any Almes or to be releved by any 
other meane in his owne persone nor by no nother meane 
contrary to thys ordynnaunce to forfet at every defaut so 
duly profed & found iij 5 iiij d 

[fo. 23.] Edw. 4 0 Annus xviij us Regis E. quar'ti. 1477 iS yeare 

Thes be the ordinaunces that the right honorable lords of 
my lord princes concell have made for the good Rule & 
governaunces of the Towne of Shrouysbury. 

Rules and Md. that the x th dav of apprill the xviij vere of 

ordinances . r . , T , , 

made in the regno ol oure sovereign lord kvnge Edward 
Shrewsbury t i le jjjjth T] le right reverent ffadur in God Tohn 

by the Conn- ^ J . TTy ° r J , 

sell of the Hyshop ol Woucestor prccidcnt ol my lord 
Marches lor princes concell And the ryght noble lord Antonv 

the well 1 , . " 0 * 

governing of Erie Ryvieres uncle & governour to the seyd prince 
companies by and ot i lcr 0 f hvs n \ r ] U h oncra bvll concell beynge 

the Baylitfs ot 0 • ' 

the Towne. in the Town hall of Shrouysbury lor the w< 

Rest & tranquilite of the same town and for good 
rule to be kept by the officers mynestres & the 
inhabitants there ol bythassent & agyrcment of 



the seyd officers amongs theym within the sayd 
Towne ffromhensforth ffyrst that the baylliffs for 
the time beynge Justly truly k. indifferently 
execute they re office accordynge to their liberies 
& laudable custumes without any corrupcon 
favour or parcyalite and that they see yef any 
/ persone come into the Town there abydynge ii 
daaes suspecyously without any lawful erand or 
occupacon thatt then the iii daye be put in 
pryson there to remayne till he have found 
seuerite of hys good oberynge or ells to avoyd the 
Town, and yef any be corny tted to ward by the 
Wardens of any of the crafts That he so comyt- 
ted to ward be not delyvered without thassent & 
agyrement of the same wardens and thes peynes 
to be kept upon peyne of D n the oon half thereof 
to the use of the Kynge our sovereyn lord, and the 
other half to the use of the Towne of the goods 
& catels of the baylliffs or bayllif that the ordin- 
aunces breketh. 

Item, that the wardens of every craft in all 
goodly hast make an ordynaunce w c in theym selfs 
AH that will that no man of theyre craft jurneyman nor othre 
not be ruled ^ e a ttcndaunt nor at the callvnge of any Jentilman 

by there War- , , 1 , 1 

denstobedis- nor to no nother man nor persone othurwyse then 
franchessed ] aue ji but oon l v the wardens of theyre craft. 

At banished J ' . ,1 

the towne &c. for the good rule of the same and assistynge the 
for'et'fo'r 10 baylliffs for kepynge of the peas and for the good 
neglect?' rule of the Toun undur certeyne payne to be 
lymytted of vj s viij d by the sayd wardens. And 
also that even crafts man be thereunto straytly 
charged & comaunded & suorn, and that all 
suche as be mysruled & woolnot obbey theyre 
wardens be put out of theyre craft & banyshed 
the Town, or els put in ward cv not delyvered till 
the wardens of the Craft be thereunto agyreed. 
And yef any of the seyd wardens be neglygent & 
wyll not observe thes poyntes that he forfete \x h . 
the oon half ther of to the use of the Kynge our 
Sovereign lord & the other half to the wele of the 
sayd Town. 


An oath for 
keepeinp the 
List before 
men coned. 

[fo. 24] Edward 4 1477 18 yeare 

Juramentum pro conservacione precepti domini principis. 

Ye shalbe true to the King of England and to his 
heyres And ye shall well and truly observe and 
kepe all poyntes and articles in the Iniuncion of 
ordinance now late made by the right honerabiil 
conncell of my lord prince that ys to wyte that ye 
shalbe true to the kyng of Engelond that nowe ys & to his 
heyres and obbey the Bayllifs of this town and the wardens 
of drapers of the same in all thynges lawfull and to be 
assistent unto the seyd bayllifs and theyre Successours for the 
tyme beyng for the conservacion of the peas and from this 
tyme forth not to be at the attendaunce and callyng of any 
Jentilman or any other persone other wyse then lawe wyll 
so help me God and holydome. 

Names of the free men. 

Nomina illorum 

qui Jurati sunt. 

Joh'es Trent ham 

Joh'es Aldescote 


Robertus ap Eign' 

Will's ffoord 


Hugo Hosyer 

Will's heyllyn . 

Joh'es Baxter 


morgan hosyer 


Joh'es- dun 


Guy Grene 

Joh'es Gutt\ r ns Sen r 

huge Walker 

Will'mus Sugdon 

Will's Prowd 

Ric'us Watur 

+ . 

Edward hosyer 


Will' mas Wyllyms 

Ric Tylleley 


Joh'es Otteley 

Joh'es Scryven 

Joh'es leche 

Joh'es ffysher 


Robert's Yvory 


Rog'us Wyrall senr 


Laurencius draper 


Ric'us Chambur 


Rog'us Baret 

Rog'us wyrall ]un r 


Rog'us heyllyn 


Will'ms Bastard 

Thomas Wall 


Ric'us Golet 

Will'ms Harbor 

Joh'es Ballesley 


Robertus Spyney 


Roger us fforstcr 

Joh'es lloyt draper 


Nicholaus lucas 

Joh'es hagur 

Ric'us Edge 


Joh'es Chapman 

Will'mus Phelyppa 


Joh'cs Shctton 
4- Oliverus Bariestur 
+ D'd ffryser 

Robert us Wootton 

mauricius hosyer 
+ Will's Grcsseford 

Joh'cs fforstcr 

Ric'us Crump 

Thomas mynsterlcy 
+ William longdon 

Roger doon 

William wyrall 
+ Walter wotnall 
+ Ch : lyngdon (?) 

John Coly 

William hochckvs 

Ric. mytton 
Thomas fenyght 
Ric. lister 
John longford 
Hugh walker hosier 
Robard meylis 
Rich holgate 
William Hosier 
Dd. gittyns 
Dd. gogh [?] taylour 
William Chyrcherd 
Thomas Schermon 
Thomas Seymper 
J. Baxter Jim. 
R. phelypps 
Ron dull Bvston 


[fo. 25.] Edw. 4 


in 1 


1475 i6\ 
1477 18 1 

N.B.— This Memorandum that accounte was made with Roger 
pageiscrossed hevllyn for ii° veres last passed for the rent of 

tnroughinthe i n 1 • r 1 t- 1 

MS. myghellmas the xvi yere 01 kynge fc,. the mi e 

un to the xx" daye of Octobre the xviii yere of 
the seyd Kynge then next ensuyinge at the whiche accompt all 
thynges accompted that owed to be accompted and allowed 
that owed to be alio we (d ) the seyd Roger now in det clercly 
to the seyd wardens of the seyd accompte 
+ ffyrst to John dun ... 
+ Item to William Sugdon... 
+ Item to the Wardens 

Item for the rent of david bent... 
+ Item for the rent of Jenet Elcok 
+ Item for the service of Seynt Kateritte 1 vi s viii d (crossed out) 
Summa (left blank)" 

Memorandum that there ys owynge to the wardens &c. 

+ Ricardus hunt iiii s 

+ Agnes ffryser ... xi s 

1 The offering made by the Drapers' Gild towards the support of that Canon 
whose special office it to say Mass in St. Catherine s Chapel, </>. fa, 50 o( 
MS. - our f.adv rent ; also fos. J2 t 85, &c, 

X11U S 
X s 
xiii s 

V s 

ii 8 

ii s 




+ Roger heyllyn for the rent of the seyd annes xii* 1 
f Item for the rent of skyrinston .. ... iii H 
* Item for the rent of the garden of William 

harbour . . ... ... ... ... x d 

of the whiche charges the seyd Roger hath payed for a dyner 

to the Stuwards of ludlowe in ? John Smyth „ iii J 

*475 1477 
[fo.2 7 .] Edw.4 \%l *}yeare 

This parcell Mem. that accompte was made with Rogei 
and diarced 3 heyllyn for ii c yeres last passed for the Rentes 

of Mighelmas the xvi yere of Kynge E. the 
un to the xx th daye of Octobre the xviii yere of the seyd 
Kynge. and so all thynge accompted that owed to be ac- 
compted and allowed (that owed; to be allowed the seyd Roger 
now in det clere and due xxiii 3 vi d 

Juramentum Magistri. 
N.B. — The above is crossed through. 

27 The Mast' and the Wardens and the hoit 
Drapers to use kowneseil w 1 ail the holle brethvrne of the fra- 

the traae of . r . . \ . , 

the Shermen ternite oi drapers are conaesendyd and agreyd 
todressccis t h at everv brothvr w l in the ffelaschvppe that is 

owne clotn. * - , • r 1 

dvssposyd to sette up snermonis cratte wt m n s 
Howse from Mecheilmas now for to dresse h s 
owne clothe to do 

It is agreed 

that Ed w. j t j s con( ] e 5 Cen ded the wardens and the brodurs 

Hosier it . , . 

others to that edward nosyer Warden Rog Levis and 
Ludiowe to t hn L vri ord schall zo to Ludlow tofore the 

the Kir.j: s J J . 0 . 

Commission- Kvnges commissoneres for nesseceric bvsoncs 
Pertcnyng to the brodurhood. 

the Brother- 

[fo. 30.] 

J u ra men t u m Sen esca i 1 oru m . 
StnardsO&th Ye shall be fcithfull and trew unto this ftYatetniu 
and duclv obbeyc t he master and wardevns 
therof. And at vevcrv tvme and all tyniCS whan ye or any 01 



yow is commaunded by the master or Wardeyns ye shall 
somon your felaschip to be rcdy at suche tvme and place as 
shalbe to theym assigned uppon peyn of xi 1 for y every de- 
ffaute in you fownden. And ye schall truly gedr alle maner 
of money forfetts & dutys to the seid ffraternite due w* all 
peynys therto belongyng as ye schalbe chargyd by the master 
and wardeyns for the tyme being And ye schall veld & make 
a due & true rekynyng and just accompt to them when ye 
schalbe callid apon of all maner money duties arrerages peynis 
& forfetts by you receyved & deliver the money therof to there 
bonds. And forthermore ye & eidir of you schall truly kepe 
& observe all & synguler acts ordinances & articles in oure 
composicion comprehendid. And also alle good rulys afore 
tyme had & used ye shall kepe & better yef ye can or may so 
help you God & holly dome & by this booke 

Juramentum ffratrum, etc. 
Freeman's Ye shalbe ffeythfull and true unto this ffrate r nte of 
the Trynyte and brodirhood of drapers and 
duely obbey the master and wardens thereof 
and at yevery tyme & altymus when ye shalbe sumned by the 
Stuard or Stuards at the commaundment of the master & 
wardens for the tyme being to be redy at suche tyme & place 
as shalbe to yow assigned And truely doe & pay all dutes tS: 
fforfetts to the seid ffraternite & brodirhood by yowr fforfctt 
or due to the same as shalbe lawfully alleggid or chargid uppon 
you by the same master & wardens for the tyme being & 
truly obey & assist them in executing there offices to your 
powere And fforthermore ye shall truely kepe & observe all 
& singler good & laudable acts ordinaunces & articles in our 
Composicion comprehendid, & all gud & laufull rulis afore- 
tyme had 6c used or to be made or eusid, so help you god & 
halidome & by this booke. 

Juramentum Magistri. 
nn „ , This here ve Wardens and nil the ffeleshype of 

l he Masters , _ , . . . , , . " . 

Oath bretheren of the holy tryniteyelde within the 

college chirche of our lady in Shrouisbury by 
our Sovereign lord Kyng Edward the iiij lh graunted & that ye 
schalbe true Maistur to the sevd veld and also SUSteyne help 

Vol. III., 4 th Series W 



and socoure the seyd geld in all thyng rightfully to your 
powere and none obregement make to the hurt of the sevd 
geld, by mcanes of ffraude collycyon or ymaginacion nor bv 
purvey colour or deceyt in any thyng that pretendeth or 
perteyneth to the hurt of the lyvelode of the seyd veld, that 
nowe ys or in tyme comyng shalbe, or of any other thyng 
that of right nowe ys perteynynge, or in tyme corny ng shall 
to the same perteyne, or to the brotherhood of the same 
gelde, or to the craft of drapers to the seyd veld perteynyng 
and belongyng and that ye shall truly kepe mayntene and 
Sustene all maner acts articles lawfully made, or in tyme 
comynge shalbe made, for the commynwele of the brother- 
hood of drapers so help you God & holydome & by thys 
[fo. 31.] 

Juramentum Gardianorum. 
Wardens' This here ye maystur and all the ffeleshyppe of 
Ooath bretheren of the Trynite gelde in Shrouysbury 

by Kyng Edward the iiij th graunted and that 
ye shalbe true Wardens to the sayd geld and brotherhood 
of drapers and also true accompte make, of all maner 
thyngs that of right ye owe to accompt for, or that 
longeth to the office of Wardenship of the seyd brother- 
hood, and also ye shall susteyne help ec socoui the seyd 
gelde & brotherhood of drapers in all thyngs rightfull 
to your powere ye shall none obbrcgement make to the hurt 
of the seyd geld & brotherhood by meanes of ffraude colluc- 
yon covyne or deceyt in any thyng that shuld perteyne to 
the hurt of the lyvelode of the seyd geld & brotherhood that 
nowe ys or in tyme comynge shalbe perteynynge to the same 
gelde & brotherhood of the craft of drapers And that ye 
shal truly kepe susteyne and mayntene all maner poyntes and 
articles nowe lawfully made, or in tyme comynge shalbe 
made for the comyn wele of the seyd brotherhood of drapers 
so help you God. &c. 

[fc. 32.] Ed. 4 0 1479. 19 0 yeare 

Annus xix Regis E. quart i. 
M d the xij Dave of Apprill the \i\° of Kyng 
Edward the iiij° A just Accompte now mi 


Thcaceounts betwyn John dun, Will'm Sudden, John Guttyns 
ward/iisfor 2 & Will'm Wyllyms Wardens of the fraternite of 
yeares & drapers of Shrouysbury on tha oon partye & 
Kojer Heylin Roger heyllyn bayllife of the seyd ffraternite on 
BaylifTe that other part Wytnesseth that all thyngs ac- 
. compted that by the seyd Roger owed to be 
accompted & allowed as for ij vers & half late 
passed the seyd Roger now in det to the seyd 
wardens c s v d 

and over that the seyd wardens have delyvered 
to. the brethern of the seyd fraternite clerly in 
tresory to the honds of the maystur & Wardens 
for the yere next ensuvnge ... xv 1 ' vj s viij d 

Item in honds of hue Walker & John Balles- 

Jey nowe beynge stuwardes ... ... c s 

It'm ij° Gurdell for the det of John Aldescote 

for the sume of ... ... ... ... xx s 

Item apeyre sheres of Thomas Madox for ... vj s 

Summa in tresory xxvj 1 ' xiij s i d 
M d that thes be the detts owynge besydes the sume above 
wry ten 

John Chapman ... ... ... ... iij n 

It. John Aldescote besydes the plegges above 

seyd ... 
It. Will'm Chyrcheyord 

It. morys hosyer xviij 5 iiij d whereof ... ...'] 

Rec d by the hands of Will'm Bastard x d rest J 
It'm morgan hosyer 

It. Will'm Skyrinston at Candelmas last passd 

Edward Esthop 

Jeffrey Tayllour x s viij' 


iiij d 

XXV s 

xiij s 

iiij d 

xvij s 

xiij s 

iiij' 1 


iiij s 

[fo. 33.] Edw. 4 0 1479 19 yeare 

Thomas Madox to be payed quarterly iii s iiiM Summa xli s 
Edward Gogh to be payed at myghelmas In die sollucionis 

iii s iiii d 
John Trent ham ii s 

Summa of dettes xiiii 1 ' x 1 x d 
Summa totalis xl i !i iii s xi d 


20" owing the 
preist for a 
quarter of a 

Master & 

Memorandum that of thys sume there ys ow- 
ynge clerly to the preest for a quarter the whiche 
the nue wardens be charged with xx s that schulde 
have be payed at mydlenton 

Memorandum that uppon Thursdaye in the 
Estur wyke the xix d yere of the regn of v kyng 
Edward the iiii d by the assent of the brethern of 
the seyd ffraternite there ys elect & chasen officers 
for the yere next folowynge 

Edward Esthop maystur 

Robart Ap Eign' 


Richard Watur 
John ffysher 
John Scryven 
Hugo Walker 


Johannes ballesley/ 


[fo. 34.] Edw. 4 0 Annus xx mus 148 20 yeare 

Memorandum thath (sic) uppon ffrydaye the xv 
daye of decembre the xx th yere of kynge Edward 
the iiii th by thassent and concent of all bretheren 
of the Gyld of ffraternite of drapers the have elect 
& chosen John Colle Squyer to be maystur of the 
seyd ffraternite aftur the forme and effect of the 
graunte by oure sovereigne to the seyd fraternite 

John Colle maystur Jur(atus) 

A Master 
chosen in 
December in 
the 20 yeare 

Here was 
some conten- 


14S0 {20 

[fo. 35.] Edw. 4 0 Annus xxi 14S1 (21 

Memorandum that the xii th daye of Apprill in the xxi tb 
yere of kyng Edward the iiii th aftur the Conquest etc. a just 
acompte was made betwyn Robart ap Eign' Richard Watur 
John Scryven and John ffysher Wardens of the ffraternite of 
drapers of Shrouysbury on that con part, and Roger heyllyn 
bayllif of the seyd fraternite on that other pari wytnesseth 
that all thyngs acompted and allowed as tor ii' 1 yores last 
passed the seyd Roger now in det to the seyd Wardens & 
hys arreragis l s parcell of the arrerages of hys accomptes 01 
c 5 v d & so oweth l s . Item the seyd Roger oweth sdii" iiii d 



that he hath receyved of Edward Gogh Item the seyd 

oweth viii 1, iiii' 

that he hath receyved of the rent. 
Item the seyd Roger oweth xxiii 5 that he borowed of the 
place and so the seyd Roger oweth clerly all thyngs allowed 
that oweth to be allowed... ... . . ... xii H v s viii d 

/ ff Summa ... xii 1 v s viii d 
Memorandum that thes be the parcell that the seyd warden's 

have receyved the ii° last yeres passed 
ffyrst receyved for makyng of nue Bretheren cxiii s 
Item rec. for makyng of old bretheren 
Item rec. of Roger heyllyn of hys arrerages 

of c s v d 

Item rec. for the offeryng of ii° Trynyte 

Item rec. of John scryven for afyne 
Item rec. of John Trentham for old det ... 
Item rec. of Thomas madox of old det 
Item rec. of Jeffrey Tayllour of old det 
Item rec. of John Chapman of old det 
Item rec. of William Skyrinston for old det 

in plege ... ... ... ... ... iii 1 

Item rec. of Roger heyllyn of ii° yeres rent xiiii 1 
Item rec. of ii° Stuwards 
Item rec. of John aldescote of old det 
Item rec. of John dun for a forfet vi quarters 
of blanket 

cxiii s 
xxviii s 

111 s 
iii s 
ii s 
iii s 
viii s 
vi 5 

in 3 
c s 
iii s 

ix l 
iiii c 


IX 4 


ff Summa 

vr 1111 

[fo. 36.] Edw. 4 

Of the whiche summs to fore writen there 
ys payed to the preest for ii° yeres and 
a quarter 

Item for dyvers rcparacions of dyvers tene- 
ments ... ... 

Item for reparacion of the Torches 

Item for the ffees of John Brown for ii° 
yeres ... ... ... ••• ••• 

Item for dyvers costs made in the hall in 
the seyd ii yeres 


> yeare 

21) J 

IX 1 


Lviii* iiii 1 ' 

xiiii s v a 

xiii* iiii a 

\iii s iir 1 



Item delivered to the ii° stu wards ... 
Item payed to hue Walker of old det 
Item paved to Marget Woliey for old det 
Item in Expences made uppon maystur 

hiawt John Brown and at the season 

taking of Richard Boerley 
Item payed to the pore peopill uppon Crys- 

tenmasse daye ... 
Item payed to John otteley of old det 
Item in Expences at the Eytyng of the 

veneson ... 

ff Summa 

x 1 

and so they be in det x h vi d 
Of the vvhiche sum me the seyd Wardens 

have delivere in mone ... 
Item a salt Saler of selver for William 

Skyrinston for ... 

ff Summa ... xxxiii 1 ' xii s v d 

and so they be in superplus vi s i d 

Memorandum that thes be the dett owying 

of old det for John Chapman ... 
Item John aldescote of old det 
Item William Chyrcheyard 
Item morys hosyer ... 
Item morgan hosyer 
Item Edward Esthop 
Item Jeffrey Tayllor ... ... 

Item Thomas madox 

c s 
ii s 


VI 11" 

viii' ! 

11 s 

vi s 

vi ! 


xni s nr 


lll 1 

vi vnr 

XXI s 

xiii s 
xii s 

X s 

iiii s 
ii s 


vi 11 



[fo. 37-] 

Memorandum that there ys under the cofur xlvi Torches 
Item there ys in the preests bonds ii° Torches Item there 
ys vi Tapurs of Wax. 

Memorandum that there ys in the cofur . . . 

Anno regis 
Ed ward i 

vicencimo Item there is in the chyrche iiii tapurs and i 
tapur in the eofur in the hall also the torche 

in the chyrche with the prist 



[fo. 38.] Edw. 4. 14S3 23 yeare 

Die Jovis in Ebdomado pasche anno reg : s Ed\vardi quarti 

xxiii ci0 

Johannes dun juratus \ 

hugo hosver juratus 

, t t n • " Y\\ ardens 

hugo Walker juratus 

laurencius draper J 

Willelmus prowd \ 

„,.,. , tj 1 -btuwards uirati 

Willelmus Barbour J J 

[fo. 39-] Edw 4 0 14S2 22} 

14S3 2 3 J y€are 
The accounts Memorandum that the xii th daye of April in the 
wardens xxiii*' yere of the regne of kyng E. the iiii th 

John Otteley Richard Tilleley and Edward 
hosyer Wardens of the fraternite of drapers 
of the Town of Shrouisbury a just accompte 
was made by the seid Wardens of all thyngs 
allowed that owed to be ailowed be twyn 
Roger heyllyn ballif and the seid wardens 
for ii° yeres last passed at the whiche 
accompts to give John Cole then beyng 
maystur of the seyd fraternyte the seid Roger 
was found in arreragiis of the old arrerages 

Rent of Assize Memorandum that the Rent of the ii° yeres last 

pastis**™ passeth cometh to clerely ... xlvii 11 xii* 

47 12 o 

Summa hx ,J xvn s vm (l 
Very much There of the seyd Roger hath payed in mone to 
spenHn" tne se V^ Wardens as appereth by a bill 

repayreing examined Xl li XV l1 


Item in feod payed for the seyd II 0 yeres yrst to 

Clerkeslec, John PhclyppS ... XX\i* VliH 

Item to the scvd Roger for his feods ... xl 4 

Summa in 1 ' vi 8 vii' 1 

Money wood Item allowed to the seyd Roger tor mone payed 

lo^Loore to the pore peopill ill money wood and com 

i* 1 9* 4 d & and also repnrneion uppon dyvers places 

for reparacons 



Item allowed to the seyd Roger for dyvers 
decayes for the terme of :i° yeres last passed 

vii h xxii a 

ff Sum ma Omnium expencorum xxxiii 11 ix s L d 

And so the seyd Roger oweth .. xxvi" viii 8 vii d 
Item rec. of Roger heyllyn of the seyd arrer- 
ages ... ... ... ... ... xx s 

And so he oweth just ... ... xxv 1 ' viii s vii d 

[fo. 40.] 

Memorandum that thes be the parcells that the Wardens to 
fore specyfyed have receyved of last ii yeres passed 

ffyrst receyved of new bretheren as hit ys wryten 
of record in a book there of made by the seyd 
wardens ... ... ... ... vi ] x s 

Item receyved of the old bretheren in lyke wyse 

xliii 8 ii d 

Item rec. of Roger heyllyn parcell of the offeryng 
of Trinyte Sondaye ... ... ... xii d 

Item rec. for the offeryng of ii° Trynyte Sondays 

iii s 

Item rec. a fyne of Berthelemewe Byrchyhshawe 

A book 
money was 

2 yeares. 

Item rec. of Roger heyllyn of ii yeres Rent 

Item rec. of Roger heyllyn of Roger heyllyn xx s 
Item rec. of Roger adys in party of payment of a 

... vi s viii d 

salt saler for old det 
Summa of the rcccyts xx ;i vi s 

ix l 

[fo. 41.] Edw. 4 



1482 22 

1483 23 

Of the whiche summis to fore written there ys 
payed to the preest for ii° yeres last passed 


Item payed to John Brown for his fees vi s viii' 1 
Item paycn for wood to the pore peopill ... iif ip 
Item payed to Agnes Stone for the putehes of 
dyvers londs in monk (Toryyate . . . Iwi' viii' 1 
Item payed in monc to the pore peopill ... x* iin 1 


Item payed for pale and boords to the howses 
Nycolas mascot and John lonkeslowe ... xvid 
howse at Item payed for making of the chympney and 
fachyng of the mason to the hous at the 
walsh yate ... ... ... xvii s 

repaires at ^ Item for dyvers costs and expenses don in the 
hall in the sevd ii -> yeres dyvers tvmes 

welsh gate 

drapers hail 

Item paid to Sowdeers 1 goyng to Scotland 

xxxix s x a 

Item for Tymbur to the pale above vvfyten ... xx G 
Item in dyvers expenses made and expended 
upon Annes Stone at the possessyon takyng 

iii s ii d 

ff summa of the expenses xix 11 xi s x d 

and so they owe ... xiiii 3 xi d 

Where of thys a maser of howell melewern 

for vi s viii d 

And mone ix ? and so they be in superplus. 
Memorandum that there ys payed to Agnes Stone owt of the 
Tresory in full payment of x marc lxvi s viii d 

[fo. 42.] Edw. 4 0 1483 23'yeare 
Rich. 3 0 1485 2 yeare 

Memorandum that uppon Thursdaye the xii th daye of April 
the xxiii yere of king Edward the iiii th there were chosen 

hue hosyer \ 
Wardens & John dun [ William prowd }st U \vards 

cho^n* hue Walker William Barbour] 

laurence draper 
Keyes to the Memorandum that there ys delyvered the keys of 
Wardens tresorv Cofur iii keys to John Colle maystur 

to John dun a key of the sevd cofur & 
another of the cofur in the parlour Item to 
hue hoSVer a ke\ ot the cofur in the parlour 
Item to hue Walker & laurence draper eyther 
of thevm a key of the tresory cofut 

> The Kxpedition of Richard Duke of Gloucester, and ihc , ; r,ie,uhr Mcx»l del 
Duke of Albany, which .csulua m tl.e restitttlioiJ ol Berwick to hnda.u:. 

Vol. III., lth ^etics. 



Omnis redd it us duorum annorum xlviii 1 ' iiii s viii d 
A r re rage ... xxv H 

Memorandum that the xii th daj a of Aprill in the 
secimdc yere of the regne of kyng Richard 
the thryd hue hosyer john dun hue Walker 
& laurence draper Wardens of the fraternyte 
of drapers of the town of Shrouysbury Roger 
heyllyn bayliff of the sevd ffraternyte hath 
accompted to the sevd Wardens of all parcel: 
of rents and all other receyts by him 
receyved and ail expenses as well in repar- 
acions as all other expenses uppon the pore 
peopyll with decayes of all londs tenements 
for ii° yeres last passed unto the seyd xii tb 
daye yere efore sevd the whiche accompts 
was made to fore Wylliam Sugdon then 
beyng moystur of the seyd ffraternyte uppon 
the whiche accompts all thyngs allowed that 
owed to be allowed the seyd Roger was fond 
in arrerages with the arrerages of the 
(erasion) so he seyd Roger oweth .clerly 

xxv h xviii 5 i d 

Summa total arrerages xxv 1 ' xvi s i d ob 

[fo. 43.] Richard 3 0 14S5 14S5 

2° yeare 

Of the whiche expenses the seyd Roger 

hath payed in mone to the seyd 

Wardens ... ... ... ... 

xiii li 

xix s 

Item allowed in the seyd accompts for fees 

of u n yeres afore seyd 


vi* viii d 

Item allowed for mone payed to the peopyll 

vi M 

XV s 

Item for corne to the pore pepill ... 

xix s vii 1 

Item in wood to the pore peopill ... 

xx s vjiif 

Item for chyf rents ... 

x s ii' 1 

Item allowed for William Skyrinston dot 



Item allowed for dyvers decayes ... 


xi 3 

Item for dyvers expenses for the commen 

whole of the seyd fraternite as hit 

appercth of the seyd Roger ... 

Nviii* iii'o'n 

Rich. 3 

2 yeare 14 £5 




Item for dyners reparacions in the seyd 11 0 

yeres lix s ix d 

ff summa xlvii 1 ' xv s i (1 ob. 

[fo. 44.] Richard 3 14S5 2 yeare 

Memorandum that the xii th daye of April in the secund 
yere of kyng Richard the thryd hue hosyer John dun hue 
Walker and laurence draper Wardens of the fraternyte of 
drapers of Shrouysbury have fully accompted for ii° last 
yeres passed of all receyts by them receyved. 
ffyrst receyved of mone of dyners brethren vii H xx d 
Item of Roger heyllyn in mone ... ... xiii.M xv s vii d 

Item receyved of Wylliam Skyrinston 

for old rent ... ... ... ... xl s 

Item rec. of John Coll late maystur ... vi s viii d 

Item rec. of offeryng of 1 1° trynyte sondayes iii s iiii d 

Item of John Chapman for old det ... xi s viii d 

Item rec. of John Thomys for old det ... hi 5 iiii d 

Where of they have payed to 

makeino a the P reC5t vi »" 

new hall Item for of nue hall ... ix h XV s iii d 
Item payed maystur Brown for 

hys fee 1 i u yeres ... ... xiii s iiii d 

Item payed for costs in the hall above the 

comyns for n° years ... iii 1 ' xix s ix <l 

Item payed to Wyiliam Phelypps for old 

det ... ... ... ... ... vi s iiii d 

Item payed for Tymbur that ys laft 

vnspend... ... ... ... ... iiii s 

ff summa xxii 1 ' xv s viii d . 
and so they be in det xxvi 8 viii d . 
the whiche ys payed to the tresory. 

Memorandum that the seyd Wardens hath receyved of 
howell melewcrn for a maser .. ... vi" viii a . 

Item receyved of Roger Adys for a salt 

salef- . f .. vi» 

The whyche ys delyvered ami payed in to 

the Tresory to fore the maystur and 

Wardens nowe bevng and so the seyd 


Wardens have delyvered in mone 

to the Tresory clere ... ... ... xxiiii 1 

as hit appereth by by 11 endented. 


[fo. 45.] Rich. 3 1485 2 yeare 

Henr. 7 1487 2 yeare 

Memorandum that uppon thursdaye in the Estur Wyke 
the xii th daye of Aprill in the secunde yere of the regne of 
kyng Richard the Thrydde have chosen Wardens for ii° 
yeres next ensuyng in maner followvng 


John Baxter 

Richard Watur I ^ T ; ^. j John hagur ) Stu- 


John Scry ven IS J urat M Thomas Wall) wards. 
John lloyt J ^ 
Item delivered to them liiii torchys and ii gret taperys a 
kethe 1 of grene wax in the cofur in the hall. 

Keys of the Tresory. 
Memorandum that there ys delyvered to the maystur a key 
to John Baxter a key John lloyt a key to Richard Watur a 

Keys of Cofur. 
Richard Watur a key Item John Scry ven a key. 

Henry 7 0 second yeare 1487. 
ff Memorandum that the xii th daye of Appril in secund 
yere of regne of kyng henri the vii th John Baxter Richard 
Watur John Scryven John lloyt Wardens of the ffraternite 
of drapers of the Town of Shrouysbury have accompted of 
all rents issues & profyts pertevnyng & belongyng to the seyd 
ffraternyte the whichc accompts was made as well with 
William Bastard beyng bayllyf for a yere & a half as w ith 
Thomas Wall beyng baylliff for an half yere the 
accompts was taken from even of the annuncyacion 
of oure lady in the secund yere of the regne of kyng 
Richard the iii tle un to the e\-cn of the annuncyacion ol 
oure lady in the yere of the reyne of kyng henry the vii tb the 
secund the whiche accompts now made to fore William 
Sugdon then beyng maystur of the seyd ffraternyte uppon 
the which accompts all thyngS accompted that owed to be 

1 Ketch. A tub or barrel. (Wright, Stiff* Dial. DM.) 



accompted and allowed that owed to be allowed as well 
uppon the part of the seyd William as uppon the part of the 
seyd Thomas Bayllyfs the seyd William Bastard was found 
in arrerages xxv s vii''ob. And the seyd Thomas was in 
superpl usage that there should be owyng to hvm over his 
charge li.\ s i l, ob. 

The summeofthe rent of assise for ii° yere) Summa totalis 

cometh to 

yere | 

[fo. 46.] Henry 7 0 14S7 2 yeare 

The charge of the seyd William Bastard for the yere & an 
half yere cometh to xxxii 1 ' xviii s iii d . 

Of the whyche he ys allowed in dyvers decayes of dyvers 

tenements as hit appereth in dyvers parcells undur wryten 

Atenement in the tenure of Sir John Clone xiii s vi d 

Item atenement of William leton... ... xviii* 

Item atenement John kyngeley ... ... vi s 

Item atenement of Margery Coryour ... vi 8 

Item atenement of John Coryour... ... vi s 

Item for the tenements uppon the Wyle 

cop ... xxxviii 8 

Item the tenement of Robert ap Eign' ... xxx 3 

Item the tenement of lewys lye x 3 vi d 

divers lar.d in Item dvvers londs in harlescote vif vi d 

Item atenement of John Coton xx s 

Item atenement of John Chapman ... v s 

Item tenement of Thomas ffetheler ... V* 
ff summa viii 1 ' v s vi d . 

Item the seyd William hath allouance of dyvers payments 
etc. as vndur wryten. 

payed to the preest ... "ii' 1 

Item a payed to Richard wantenor in 

partv of x marcs ... ••• ••• xx " 

Item paved to maystur Talbot , xx s 
Item payed to mavstur Talbot of 

the rent of Nycholas jftecher Vl" viii a 
Item to maystur Talbot of the 

rent of Thomas whytfyld V 
payd Mr. j tcnl to M. Talbot of the rent 

T * lbot of Richard Watur ... ... V« vJ< 



Item to M. Talbot of the rent 

of harry hoplev 
Item to M Talbot of the rent f 
Thomas Wyche 
Item to William Tyler for Tyler ... 
Item to William longdon in party of pay- 
ment of vi s viii d ... 

ff sum ma viii li v s xi d . 

Ill" VI 



nr ix 

[fo. 47.] Henry 7 


Payments to dyvers persones for ffces 
ffyrst allowed to the seyd William for hys 

Item to John Brow n in party of payment 

his fee ... 
Item to John phelypps for his flee 

ff summa iii 1 ' ii\ 
To the Pore peopyll. 
In money payed to the pore peopyll by the 

honds of the seyd William ... 
Item ffor fflesh to the pore peopyll 
Item in wood boght to the pore peopyll ... 
Item payed for Ruy to the pore peopyll ... 
,ltem Roger heyllyn hath re- 
ceyved of the rent of 
Thomas Otteley ir vi d 
for the rents of William ffryser 
ii s viii d of John Ennesdon x d 
With in the accompt of the seyd 
William summa 

ff summa xlv 8 ii 'ok 
Item paved to William Umfreston forchyf 

Item payed to sir Thomas Orhander 

ff Summa xi - vi d . 

Item payed for dyvers lvpararions and 
dyvers costs necessary 
as hit appareth in his paupers 




2 yeare 


XX 9 

XXV s vn d 
vii s iv d 
iiii s iii 'ob 
ii s 






Payments to the wardens. 

Item payed to the Wardens in money 

Summa ix h ii s vi d ob. 
Summa Ommium expensorum 
Et debet de claro ... 

xlii f 



[fo. 48.3 

parceiis that 
Watur hath 


Parcells receyved by the Wardens. 

Henry 7 0 1487 2 yeare 

fyrst receyved of howell Melewcrn for a maser 
- ... ... ... ... ... ... vi 8 viii d 

ffyrst receyved of Richard dycher to be brother of 
the fraternyte ... ... xxvi 8 viii d 

Item rec. in the tyme of William Bastard xxx s viii 1 
Item received in mone of Thomas wall ix 8 
Item rec. the offeryngs of ii° Trynyte Sundayes 

ii s iiii d 

Item receyved of William holgote in ful payment 
of his fyne ... ... ... ... xx d 

Item receyved of Robart Melys in full payment 
of his ffyne ... ... .. ... vi* viii d 

Item receyved of hue >valker in full payment of 
hys ffyne ... iii s iii d 

Item rec. of Kateryne Clotley parcell of rent of 

Robt. ap Eign' hows 

111 s 1111 

Item rec. of Robart Bushbury in party of payment 

ur 1111 

of hys fyne 

Summa iiii ,! iii s viii d < 
ff Where of the Wardens most be allowed of dyvers 
parcells vndur writen 

ffyrst payed to the pore pepyll for iii Son- 

days ... .. 

Item for vii lodes wood 

Item for the reparacion of the hows of 

John Chapman... 
Item to Roger Webbe 
Item Maystur Brown at ii tymes for hys foe 
Item for Wyne to maystur Brown 
Item payed to Robart Thorncs lor Wyne 

to T. Thornes ... 


LV 1 


xi d 


Y d 


viii' 1 

xi K 

iiii" 1 

iiii 1 ' 

viii 1 ' 

^ u' 



Item payed for Wyne horsmetc & horshyre 

to Wcnlc/k .. .. ... ... ii s x 

Item payed for a galon of Tyre to theabbot x\ i 

Item payed for Wyne to hassall ... ... xx d 

Item payed areward to hassall ... ... lii" iiii 

Item payed to Margery Vmpreston at ii° 

tymes ... ... ... ... ... "xxi' 1 

Item payed to the servant of hassail ... xii'- 

Item payed to William Sugdon for Wyne x d 
Item to Robart yvory for hys costs to 

Whitchyrche ... ... ... ... xviii' 1 

Item payed for Wyne at the makyng of 

the obligacion ... ... ... ... xix d 

Item payed for a C of quartur boords ... x^ 

[fo. 49.] Henry 7 0 1487 2 yeare 

Item paved to John hagur at hys goyng to 

London vi 8 viii' 1 

Item payed to John Salter for iii termes... V s 
Item payed for salt & otemele ... ... xvi d 

Mr. Talbot Item payed to maystur Talbot 
nione y part of the C marc ... *iii 8 

ff Summa iiii 1 ' iiii 5 v d . 
and so the plase oweth iiii' 1 . 
Compt of Thomas Wall for a half yere. 
Memorandum that the xii th daye of Apryl in the 

Wardens seC und vere of kvng henrv the vii ;h with John 
Account J .0 ir 

Baxter Richard Watur John Scryven & John 
lloyt Wardens of the ffVaternyte of drapers of Shrouysbury 
have accompted with Thomas Wall then beyng bayllyf from 
the feest of the anunciacion our oure lady un to the fecst oi 
seynt myghell then next folow\ ng 

The Rent of assise x 1 ' xix s v d . 


ffor a tenement of John Clone 

Item a tenement of William Bard ... vj" 

Item a tenement of William Bard ... ii" 

Item a tenement of William laborer ... li" 

Item a tenement of R. yrysh ... ... ii' 

Item a tenement of Nycolas ffurboiir ... i>' ^i , 



Item ii gardens be hynd the wall ... 
Item a tenement of William Bochour 
Item for dyvers londs in harlescote 
Item a tenement of John Coton ... 
Item a tenement of John leche 
Item a tenement of lewys lye 
Item a tenement uppon the Wyle Cop 
ff Summa iii u xiii 8 ii c 

v 5 
vi s 

x 8 
vii s 

XIX s 

xx c 


[fo. 50.] Henry 7 0 1487 2 yeare 

Item the seyd Thomas ys allowed for 

dyvers reparacions ... ... ... xix"ob 

Item allowed to the same Thomas for the 
reparacion of the tenements uppon 
the Wyle Cop ... ... ... ... iii u viii 5 

Item paydd sir John Clone ... ... hi 1 ' 

Summa ... vii H vii s v d ob 

Payed to Richard Wantenor in part of 
payment of x marcs ... 

Payed to Richard Watur in party of pay- 
ment of a more summe 

Item payed to William longden in full 
payment of vi s viii d ... 

Item to Roger Wyrall in part of payment 

of x B ... .. ... ... ... iiii* viii 

Item to Edward hosyer in part of payment 
of XV s 

Item allowed to the seyd Thomas for hys 

ffee * 

ff L s iiii d 

Item allowed for dyvers reparacions of 
dyvers tenements 

ff Summa of all expenses xiii 1 ' xii« xi d ob 
And so there ys owyng to the seid Thomas Liii" vi d ob 

[fo. 51.] Henry 7 0 1487 2 y eare 

The names Memorandum that thes be names of dyver s 

U^sommes personcs that have land dyvers SUmmeS of 

of money to monc for the souientacion v.y payment 01 

llie Company 

Vol. III., 4th Series * 


m N 

X s 

ii s 

iiii 1 ' 

i ;6 


payd Sir 
Talbot for 
lands that 
were some- 
time Hugh 

Some gave 

c marcs payed to Sir Gylbard Talbot for the 
lands sum tyme hue dyers 
ffvrst William Sudden land — ::vii H iii s iiii d there 

of payed viii H xiii 3 iiii d and so there resteth- 

XV s 

Richard Watur 
& vi s viii 
Skvrinston rest 

xi B nr v 
d of an obligacion of iii 
x* ii s 

Vlil" X s 

there of payed 
of William 

vi H xiii 5 iiii d thereof payed xi s 

iiii d quyt 

\ s of gyft 
-xx s payed xx s quyt 
v E of gyft 

Richard Wantenor 

rest iii i 1 * xiii" ' 
John Guttyns 

Hue Walker ... iii' 
hue hosyer... 
Laurence draper ... ... ... xx 5 quyt 

John dun ... xl s therof paied in stoonys xfob 
Edward hosyer — xl 5 payed iii- iiii 1 rest xxxiii' iiii 1 

quyt xiii 5 iiii d 
Item Edward hosier hath receyved of Edward 

heyllyn x s & so quyt 
Sir John Clone ... ... ... ... xl s 

John Baylly 
Richard Eton ... 
Wiiliam longdon 

Roger Wyrall 


vr vin 

vr vin 

Olyver Banastur 
Tohn Lloyt 
Robert Melys.. 

Wall quyt 
John fforster . 

Wall quyt 
William Bastard 
Roger Sadyllcr 
Memorandum that for the 
chosen Wardens 

John Otteley 
John Guttyns 
Thomas Trentham 
Richard Tylleley J 

John Baylly 

Roger fforster diaper 

x 5 

: 5 payed by Thomas Wall 
vi s viii'- payed vf viii 
payed iiii s viii d rest v 5 iiii 1 
i d payed by Thomas Wall 

payed vr 
paved vi 1 

viii d 


viii d of gyft 


bv Thomas 

vi vm 

veres next 


payed vi s \iii -i 
iii* iiii' 1 of gyft 
folowvnc there \s 

I St u wards 



53-] Henry 7 1489 4 yeare 

Memorandum that the xii lh daye of Apryll in iiii th vere o.' 
kyng harry the vi th John Otteley John Guttyns Thomas 
Trentham & Richard Tyllely Wardens of the craft of 
drapers of Shrouysburv have accompted of all maner 
rents Issues reseyt of bretheren perteynyng & belongyng 
to the fraternyte of drapers of the seyd craft of drapers 
the whiche accompt ys made as well for the seyd 
Wardens as for Thomas Wall then beyng bayllyf of 
the seyd ffraternyte for ii° yeres last passed un to the 
feast of the annunciacioh of oure (lady) nowe last 
passed in the iiii th yere of the kyng afore seyd the 
whyche accompt was made to fore William Sugdon 
then beyng maystnr of the seyd ffraternyte 
The accompt of Thomas Wall for the seyd ii° yeres last 

The rent of assyse of the seyd ii° yeres last passed cometh to 
( ) where of there ys allowed in dyvers decayes 
reparacions ffees and other necessary expenses as evv- 
dently apperet here folowyng and duly examined by the 
seyd maystur & wardens 

Decay of mydlentonrent 
ffyrst for the rent of the hows at Walsh 

yate vi s viii d 

Item for the chamber of Sir John Clone .. iiii s vi (1 

Item for the hows on Sheplache ... ii s 
Item for the hows by Nycholas ffurbour ... xviii d 
Item ii° gardens behynd the Wallus ... xx d 
Item for the hows in the Castyll fforiate... vi R 
Item for the hows lewys lye ... ... vn" 

Harlscott item for the land in harlescotc iii s vi d 


Item for the scole of Sir John Plevlev ... vi d 

how«° P Item for lllC llOW5 u PP° n tllc W - vl ° C0 P ••• X ' 
Knuckin j f how5 m t ] lc knokvnst rctc ... xx' 1 
streete bowse 

ff Summa ... xlv" 

Decayes of myghelmas rent next folwvng. 
Weishgatca it em the hows at Walshyale vi s viii J 


Item for the Chambur of Sir John Clone 1 iiir 

[fo. 54.] Henry 7 14S9 

Item ii° cotages in Shepiache... 
Item the hows by Nycholas ffurbour... 
Item ii° gardens behvnd the wall 

2 Cottages in 

2 gardens 
behince the 

The land in 

JSchoole of 5i; 
John Pieley 

Repayre of 






2 cottages 


street howse 






Chambre of 

Sir Tohn 



behinde wall- 

furber howse 



Item for an hows in the Castyllforyate 
Item for the hows of lewvs lve 
Item for the londs in harlescote 
Item for the hows uppon VVyle Cop... 
Item for the scole of Sir John Pleyley 

Summa liiii 5 iiii d 
Decayes of mydlenton next ensuyng 
Item for an hows in dog lene... 
Item for the hows uppon the Wyle cop 
Item for ii° Cotages in Shepiache 
Item for an hows in the knokynstrete 
Item the hows at the Walsh yate 

Item the hows in the Castyil foryate 

Item for the Chambur of Sir John 


Item for a gardyn be hynd the wallus 
Item for the chambur of Sir John 

Item for the hows by Nycholas 

Summa ... xxxvi* vi d 

Item the bowses in Shepiache 

4 yeare 
iiii 5 

ii s vi a 


vff - 
vi s vi d 
xv s 

vi l 

xu 1 
iiii s 

iii s iiii 1 
ii s 


x l 

1111* vr 

xvi ir 

1 I suggest that the Drapers' chaplain may possibly have lodged in the 
chamber over the South Porch of St. Mary's Church. Ihe Rev. IX II, S. 
Cranage bas shown that the masonry of the fttairaray and of various alteration! 
in the chamber is of perpendicular date. Possibly the Gild took over the up- 
keep of the Leybourne Chapel and ot the priest's chambei at the same ti" e. 
The mention on io. 37 of tiiis MS. tf t ' torche in the chytcfe with the prist 
supports the theory. 

K nuckin 

street howse 






Chambre of 

Sii John 


Nich furber 



a howse 




Item the hows in the knokynstrete .. 
Item the hows at Walshyate 

Item the hows in the Castyll foriate. . 

Item the Chambur of Sir John Pleyle\ 

Item the Chambur of Sir John Clont 
Item the hows by Nycholas ffurbour. . 
Item an hows on doglene 
Item the Wyle cop 

Summa ... xv 8 viii* 
Summa totalis of the above ... 


xx ( 

nr mi 1 

ll 8 




v 9 

XV s 

[fo. 55.] Henry 7 0 


Vlll" XVI s vr 


Reparacons of mydlenton & myghelmas Anno ii° Regis 

H. vii m 

ffyrst for the reparacion of the hows 

of John leche ... ... ... x B 

Item for mendyng of the howses 

uppon the Wyle Cop ... ... xxxvi 6 

\Z^La Item for wyh to Richard huse at 




at setting land 
In Harlscott 
to Rich. 



the settyng of the 
Item for mendyng of lokes & keyes 
in dvvers howses 







ffyrst payed to Wylliam Tyler for the hows 

of lewys lye 
Item for makyng a sege & an ofur in the 

hows of Thomas mynton 

Item for mendyng an hows in the Castyll 

foryate ... 
Item lor mendyng of the Mines hows 
Item for mendyng of the hows of John 


Item for mendyng the hows of howell 

x\ s 




Item for closyng the gardens be hynde the 

Wall us ... ... ... ... .. xvi d 

Sum ma ... xxxix s i.\ J ob 


Item for reparacion of the hows of John 

leche ... ... ... ... ... xii d 

Item for reparacion of the hows of Roger 

hey ward... .., ... ... ... xxvi s v d 

Item for reparacion of the Almys hows for 

xv lodes of wood ... ... ... vi 3 ix d 

Item for the reparacion of the hows in the 

Abbey foryate ... ... ... ... xvi s i d 

Item for mendyng the hows Rees Tavllour xix d 
Item for mendyng the hows of howeil 

melewern ... ... ... ... ii s ob 

Item for mendyng the howses of Xvcholas 

Mascot & John lenkenslowe & Isabell 

Spinster... ... ... ... ... vi 5 iii d 

Item for mendyng the hows of Jenet Sader iiii s v a ob 

Summa... ... iii 1 ' iiii 5 vii d 

ff summa totalis ... vii H xviii s i d 
house in Item the seyd Thomas ys allowe of the decaye of 
forhead an hows in the Abbey foryate 

[fo. 56.] Henry 7 0 1489 4 yeare 

Payments payed by Thomas Wall for ii° yeres 

Giiheit ffvrst paved for wvn expend 

Talbot wine ' " ' ^ ^^ " ^ >~n -\ 

spent on him uppon sir Gylbard Talbot 


ix' 1 

Item payed to Richard Wantenor in party 

of payment of hys lone 

iiii' 1 iiii" 

vi d 

Item payed to Richard Watur of hys lone 

XL* Item ii" 


Item payed to Edward hosyer of hys lone 



Item payed to Roger Wyrall in full pay- 

ment of hys lone 

quyt x* 


Item payed to John fforster in full pay- 

ment of hys lone 


viii d 

Item payed to John hoord for chyf rent .. 


viii d 

iii Ll 

XV 8 


viii d 

xxxvii 6 

iiii d 

xiii s 

iiii d 

X s 


Item paved to Sir Thomas Orhander for 

our lady rent 1 ... ... ... ... H 8 

Item payed for Town rent to the commen 

Item to the seyd Thomas for hys ffee 

Item payed to John Phslypps for hys ffee 

Item payed to William Sugdon of hys lone 

Item payed to hue Walker of hys lone ... 

Item payed to Richard Eton in full pay- 
ment of hys lone 

Item payed to sir John Clone for hys sal- 
ary of ii° yeres ... ... ... ... viii 1 ' 

Item payed to Robert meles in full pay- 
ment of hys lone ... ... ... vi R viii d 

Summa ... xxiiii 11 ii s ii d 

Item the seyd Thomas hath payed for wyn dyvers tymes 
expend ... viii s 

Abbey for- Item the said Thomas payed for the reparacion of 

head house ,11 A 1 1 r 

the howse in Abbey foryate xn s 
Summa ... xx s 
And so the seyd Thomas oweth ... xxxi 5 iii (l ob. 
Memorandum that the wardens have delyvered nowe to the 
wardens c s for the stuwards 

[fo. 57.] Henry y° 1 4§9 4 yeare 

Memorandum that this ys reparacion made uppon the hows 
in the Corne market late in the tenure of lewys lye tS: the 
seyd reparacion do by William Sugdon in the iiii th yere 
of kyng h the vii th payed for Tymbur xiii 8 iiii 1 ' Item 
xii c ston latts vi s viii d Item ix t: chaf latts iii s v mU <S: 
dim' ston nayle v s vi d hi"" 1 chaf latts ii s vi' 1 bord nayll 
clowt nayle tS: spykyngs x.v' led x* vi d for sawyng 
vii s iiii d for cariage of Tymbur viii d iii lode sond vi d 
xviii bushell lyme iii s for Turnyng & leyng v mi1 vi e 
shyngull xxii 5 iiii 1 ' xii u pyche reson & talowe xviir 1 
wryghts huyre ii vvryghts tfv dayes sxxi s viii d lor fylyng 

1 Or rent of Our Lady's service. The Gild's ofTcrtnj* on behali <>t \hc Canon 
specially deputed to say Mass at Our Lady's attar, r/>, fo, "thr itivkl «t 
Scynt Kateryn"; r/>. also at Wenlock, 7Vrt»M?f/l*0NJ| 1st >eiu>,VI., p. 109. 


viii s iiii d Item for caryage of ston viii' 1 Item x lode 
Cley xx d for\vatur xii <l for lyter viii d horsehuyre viii d 
for boords for crests x d for dawbyng xv s vi d 
ff Summa ... vi 11 xix 8 vi d 

Item for iii yards & an half to Alen Stury ... xx s 
Summa ... vii u xix p vi d 

Memorandum that there ys payed by the honds of Thomas 
Wall of the seyd summe of vii H xix s vi d xxxi* iii d ob 
& so there ys due to William Sugdon vi u viii s ii d & so the 
seyd Thomas ys quyt 

Memorandum that here the (incomplete) 

[fo. 58.] Henry 7 1^89 4 yeare 

parcells receyvyd of dyvers bretheren 
frcemans j) e j 0 hanne Baxter in full pavment... xiii* iiii d 

money J . 1 

De Ricardo Gutty ns in full payment xxvi a viii ' 
De Ed vardo heyllyn in full payment xiii s iiii d 
De Roberto ap howell in full payment xiii 8 iii I* 2 
De Willelmo Wyrall in full payment xiii s iiii d 
De david Gogh Tayllour in full payment xxvi 8 viii d 
De Thoma pontesbury the yongur in full pay- 
ment ... ... ... ... xxvi* viii d 

De Willelmo Sugdon for Tymbur sold to Thoma? 

Rolf ... iii* iiii" 

De offryngs of ii° Trynyte Sondayes by the honds 
of Sir John Clone xx' 1 <S: Sir Thomas Or- 
hander xx d ... ... ... iii* iiii d 

Item rec. of ii° oblygacion of William Skyrinston 

\o\ ' vi li 

Summa ... xiii 1 ' 
Memorandum that there ys due to Wylliam Sugdon of hys 

lone of xvii' 1 iii" iiii d there rest due i.\ s iiii d 
flaxon sheetcs Memorandum that the Wardens of the last ii° 
the okTvvard- ycrcs passed have delyvered to the Wardens 
ens to their f or the ii° yeres next comyng a payre of (flaxen 

successors, ae- . . 

counting one shetcs a peyre ot canvas snetes a maser a 
paire course canvas shetc of the goods of the fratemvtc 

sheetrs a can- 

vise shectc of Item a rem pnau n 1 ol sruce kcrsy' colour o! 

1 Kersey. A kind of coarse narrow cloth woven from long ,,n,i UStta ly 

ribbed. The name may derive from the village ol Kersey in Suffolk) hut no 
evidence can be adduced in proof. (Murray, fV#W Stiffs Diet*) 


I8 3 

the -cods of tawny of W llliam phelypps for a forfet of hys 

the; company * ... srt rr r 

A remnant of COmvns Xllll d & III s HH d of forfetS 


[fo. 59.] Henry 7 1489 1489 iiii ycare 

A Comptes. 

4 Wardens Memorandum that uppon Thursdaye in the Est nr. 

wyke in the iiii th yere of kyng harry the vii th 
the iiii th by the assent of the bretheren of the 
seyd ffraternyte they have chosen hue hosyer hue Walker 
laurence hosyer and Edward hosyer Wardens of the seyd 
fraternyte for the terme of ii° yeres next folowyng vnto the 
feest of the Annunciation of oure Lady the vi yere of the seyd 
kyng that ys to sey ffrom the Even of the Annuncyacion of 
oure Lady un to the Even of the seyd feest in anno vi*° 
eiusdem Regis per duos annos integros 

Redditus Assise ... XLvii 1 ' vii s viii d 
The Accounte Memorandum that Thomas Wall then beyng 
bayllyf of the seyd ffraternyte hath accompted 
to fore the maystur and us the seyd wardens 
for ii° yeres afore passed ffyrst the seyd 
Thomas hath accompted for the rent of Assyse 
Summa ... XLvii 1 ' xvii 5 viii d 
Allowed for Qf the whyche the seyd Thomas ys allowed in 
decayes for the fyrst terme of the Annuncia- 
cion of our lady 
Castle forhead ffy r st a tenement in thecastyll fforyatc late in 
a tenement tenure of William Vaure ' ... ... iiii" 

Chambr Item for the chambur of sir John Clone iiii \; : 
Shopiach a item a tenement in Sheplache ... ... \i ii 

teneu ent 

Dogiane a item for a tenement in doglene V 


KnucUin Item for an hows in the knokynstrete ... x.v 1 

street house 

Wclshgate Item for a tenement at the Walsh vale ... XX" 

.1 tenement .. 

Item an hows by Nvcholas ffurbour ... w in' 
Wile Qop Item for the tenement uppon the Wyle 

house ^ vi« 

Cop • Xl 

ff Summa ... nnnv s iiii' 1 
myghclmas next folowyng 
ffor the chambur of Sir John Clone ... iiii s VI 1 
Vol. III., -jth Series 




tcneme f nt head Item f° r ^tenement in the castyll foryate 11* 
3 cottages * tem *" or 111 cotages in Sheplache ... vi 8 


Item atenement in the knokvn strete 

Upon the 

Wile Cop Item uppon the Wyle Cop ... .. xi* 


Item atenement by nycholas furbour 
Welsh j;ate Item at the Walsh yate 
Doglane Item an hows in doglene ... 

ff Summa ... xxix s iiii d 


[fo. 60.] Henry 7 0 1489 6 


Decayes Item the clecayes of Mydlcnton next folowyn; 
Wile Cop Item uppo the Wyle Cop ... ... ... xx s 

w T elshgate Item at the Walshyate ... . . .. xx d 

Sheplach Item in Sheplache 11 1111 

Knockinstreet item in the knok}nstrete ... .. ... Si s iiii d 

Doglane item in doglene ... ... xii d 

Castleforhead i tem in the castyll foryate it 8 

Item atenement by Nycholas ffurbour ... ii" vi' 1 
Chamber Item the Chambur of Sir John Clone ... iiii s vi' 1 

Under the J 

merits 'fate in ^ em n ° tenements under the Wyle late in 

the tenure of the tenure of the Shermen ... ... iir ix d 

the Shermen 
Under the 

Wile 2 tene- Item allowed for Thomas Cowper .. viii s 


of tbe whyche ys payed to Thomas Wall viii d 
Item ii° tenements undur the Wyle for a 

yeres rent ... ... ... ... vii s vi d 

ff Summa ... viii 8 iii' 1 

Myghelmas tcrmc in Anno sexto Regis Henrici septimi 
On Wile Copi> Vppon the Wyle Cop xvi" 

Castleforhead Item } n t] ie Castyll foryate if 

Chambrc item the Chambur of sir John Clone ... iiir m 1 
St. Maryes item a tenement in Seviitmary Chvrche- 

Churchyard ., . - ■ „ , 

tenement yord late in the tenure 01 LnomasEdge 11" 

Welshgate item at the Walshyate w< 

Under tlit 

Wile 2 tene- item vndur the Wyle ii b tenements ... iii" \ 


Item a tenement by Xvcholas ffurbour 


^tenements Item m tenements in Sheplache vi s 

Doglane Item in doglene 



Item in the knokynstrete iii s iiii d 

Item in the Cornmarket for a quarter rent v s 
Chamber i tem for the Chambur of Sir John Pleyley xx d 
ff Summa ... xLix s v (l 
ff summa totalis of decayes ... viii 1 ' xii s iiii d 

[fo. 61.] Henry y° 14S9 4 yeare 


no P L irC e ° n Memorandum that thes be the reparacions allowed 
howsc 10 thomas Wall for ii° veres 

ffyrst payed for cccc of Tyle to the hows in dog- 
lene ... ... ... ... ... ii s viii" 

Item for crests to the same hows ... vi d 

Item for lyme cS: sond iiii' 1 Item to ii° tylers for 
iiii dayes ... ... ... ... iii s iiii' 1 

Item for lattes navies hynches hokes ii s ii d Item 
a lok lattes nayles & lyme ix d 

Item for tymbur Goteres t\ le crests the tyler wave 
(sic) xix (1 for makyng of tymbur werk for 
adornment ii° lodes of cley & clamstfes & 
watur x d 
Summa ... xii s ii rt 

To John Crother ii dayes ... ... x d 

Item for a pype of led to the same hows vii s x' 1 

Item for makyng an hole that the plymer 

brake ... ... vii* 

Item for an hynche an hook nayles latts & Tyle 
and werkmonshyp to make the lowp 1 xvi d 

Item for cley ii <l Town rent i' 1 Summa \ v x d 
Summa ... xxiir 

Rcpaires on Reparacion uppon the hows in the Conn- 

Cornc Market r • , / 1 _ . , , 

house Market lattes na\ les cley « letur 

ii* to a laborer ii° days viii' 1 latts 
nayles cS: clamstals viii' 1 boords lyme 
spykyngs & latts ii s ii d to John 

Loop or Lowp. The hinge oi a dooi «>i R»te« (Wright) /•".<•/. DM, Diet ) 

1 86 


harres iiii° dayes xxii* 1 to a laborere 
for day & an half vf to John 

Crother ii° dayes xd viii 9 viii d 

Item for caryage of cley mendyng of lokes 
vi d for a durre & a window xv d latts 
nayles iii d gylam iiii dayes & an 
half xxii d to John crother for iii 
dayes xv d to hue Walkerfor a durr 
xvi d Item John Crowther a daye v d 
Item nayles hokes & watur iii d ob to 
mend a wyket hynche to the same 
ix d to the plymmer to sowdur the 
Gutter xx d Item of an hole for 
asege viii d Item for ii° pypes xvi d 
for ii° lokes & ii stapulls ix d ... xii s iii d ob 
ffor clansyng the seler & the court xiii d 
for makyng an hows over the sege 
with latts nayles & clamstafes xviii d 
for tyle to the same viii' 1 to atyler ii° 
dayes x d Item latts & nayles v d 
rrynches to the seler durr vr 4 ... v 9 i d 
Sum ma ... xxvi s i d 
Item for a webbe 1 of leed to the hows of howell melewern 
conteynyng in wyght cc lakkyng iii 1 ' xiii" i' 1 

ff Summa ... iii 1 ' ii* ii d 

[fo. 62.] Henry 7 0 4 yeare 

Item for the castyng of c & xx 1 ' ii s viii* Item 
for boords xviii d aides : lyme & sond xiii d a 
wryght a dayc v d atyler & hys mon xiiii' 1 
for makyng achympne at the Walshyate 
xxvi s viii d Item for makyng a wall uppon 
the wyle cop iiii' 1 for makyng awyndovvc to 
the shop of Thomas mynton xiiii d ob to mend 
odur vyyndow viii d to make asteyre in morys 
coyds hows xiii d latts navies clamstafes & 

1 The "web" is an indefinite measure, doubtless varying considerably! 
according to local custom. Wright notes web used in the sense til " tlv \vl 
lot or collection." 

J Awls. 



lyme to mend wall xi fl to the wryght ih fl to 
Thomas Goldesmyth cccc Shyngull xix' 1 for 
leying viii c shynguls iii" iiii' 1 ii° sparres v rt 
latts naylesxi d iiii c moe Shyngull iii s ii' 1 ... xlvii 8 iiii rt ob 
Item for mendyng the sylles of the hows of Sysly 
Orhander vii <l ob to the hows of Richard pope 
xi d Item a wyndow to Richard catour(?) 
hows v d for makyng an astur to lewys sawer 
ii s ix d for makyng a wall to wat Bulleley 
vii d ob ... ... ... ... ... ... w iiii d 

fibr agat to the hall vii d for mendyng wyndows of 
the almeshows iiii d ob. to rnynd the hall 
durre i d for mendyng a frensh wall at hows 
of Sysly orhander iiii d for a plank to the 
Almeshows & takyng a syler vi d iiii' 1 ... xxii d ob 
Reparation of Memorandum in reperacion of the 
rhe°\viic cop hows uppon the Wyle Cop in 

divers tene- dyvers tenements in wryghts 

^tenemeM huyre & other costs iiii s v d . Item 

castle lorhead [ n reperacion uppon atenement 
uie | y m C e& tS in the castcll foryate late in the 

heyer. castle tenure of William bawre in staf 
& Workmanshyp iii s vi d . Item 
for crests tyle lyme & huyre to 
the Tyler i s iiii' 1 . Item for a 
durre to the hows in clercmont 
ix d . Item more payed for the 
hows in the castyll foryate 
viii d ob. Item for a basket & a 
beg to the Ainu shows iiii' 1 ... xii s oh. 
Item for makyng pale uppon the wyle cop & 
mendyng of the prison hows xiii' 1 for a myt 1 
the mendyng of aboltyttg which- \ <l Item in 
reparacion lor shyngull of vii c hewyng & 
leyng iiii" vi d uppon the 1 ho\ S of Roger 
heyward Item crests to the same hows xvi d vii" K* 

1 Myt 01 mit. A tub or similar vessel. 

'-' A winch of a bolting machine? The bolting machine is nn npparatui »or 
sifting mral, r/». bvdtin^s -the coarse meal separated from tin- ime flour by Um 
pioccss of bolting or sifting. (Murray, 'AVu hngl* />>./.) 



Item for reparacion of the howses of Sir John 
Clone John lonkeslowe Nycholas mascot 
sysly orhander besydes the chympney in 
dyvers stuf and werkmonshyp & huyre xvi s 
as hit appereth in dyvers bylls made by 
Thomas Wall to fore the maystur duly 
examined Item payed to the pore pepyll 
for colys & wood at our feyrst comyng in to 
offyce iii s vi d Item another web of led con- 
teynyng cc saf iii 1 ' xiii s i <l to the hows of 
howell melewern ... ... ... ...xxxii s vii d 

ff Summa cvii s ob. 
ff Summa totalis of reparacions vili M ix s ii d ob. 

[fo. 63.] Henry 7. 1489. 4 yeare. 


Dyvers parcells of dyvers payments payed by Thomas Wall 
ffyrst to pore ffolks payed uppon Aster daye last passed & so 
un to the annunciacion daye of our lady Anno sexto Rc^is 
henrici Septimi for l Wykes of the whyche Thomas Wall 
payed lvi s for xlii wykes & maystur Sugdon payed for viii 
wykes ix s ix d the whiche Thomas Wall hath payed to William 
Sugdon ayeyn. 

ff Summa iii 1 ' v s ix d . 
Item payed to Sir John Clone for ii° veres viii 1 ' 
Item payed John phelypps for hys ffee xxvi 8 viii - 
Item payed to Thomas Wall for hys fee xl a 

Payd by way 

of almes at j t pa y ec j by wey of Almes at the desvre of my 

the uesire ol r - - - 

my lord Powys l or d of powys to the Chvrche werk of the 

to the Church 

workeofthe pole 1 ... ... ... ... ... XX" 

pole 2o y . 

Item payed to hue hosyer for hys costs to london 
at the Sute of Bate .... x\\ x 

Item to Laurence hosy t for hys costs of the sute 
of Bate XX" 

1 Possibly this refers to some building operations at St. lulians. The 

front of the' old church must have abutted on Dogpoic. I he kc\. 1>. H. s 
Cranage shows that the two upper stories o! the to wet ue ol late perpendicdlei 
date, though he attributes the work to the 11 early ptrtol the l6th century 

rather than the latter part ol the 15th. " [CMltrckes of Shtofthu r. Vol II* 
p. 920.) 


Payd jrhn Item payed to John hoord for Chvf rent 1 

hoord C hcife J "... 

rent 12' S' 1 . xii s viii d 

Item payed to Edward hosyer of rent in full 

payment of hys lone xiir iiii fl 

Item payed to Laurence hosyer in full payment of 
hys lone ... ... ... ... xx s 

Item allowed to Richard Wanentor in full pav : 
ment of hys lone ... ... ... viii s x d 

Humfreson* 1 " Item P a }' e d to William Vmfreston for chvf rent 
™£ fe rcnt vi s viii d 

fhe^nthplny Item P a >' ed t0 the k > :n S for the tenth penv 

for Harlscott f 0 r harlescote 2 viii d 

Item payed to the kyng for the land in the 
Abbeyfforyate ... ... ... xiiii rt 

Item for the colys to the pore pepyll xvii d 

Item payed to Richard Watur in partye of pay- 
ment of hys lone ... ... ... 1" iiii fl 

And so there rest un payed to the seyd Richard 

c s ix s 

(N.B. — Part of the following is crossed through in the M.S.) 
Repaires of Item payed to William Suedon for the reparacion 

the howse r , i i ~ i i • i 

in Come ot the hows in the Corn market late m the 

market tenure of lewys lye by ii n oblygacions of 

William Skyrinston vi 1 ' cV so there rest vii 8 ii' 1 
Item payed to the seyd William in full pament 
of the reparacion of the seyd hows vii" ii d 
afore sevd Item in full payment of hys lone 
ix s iiii (1 And so the seyd Wylliam oweth for 
the rent of the over plus of the hows of 
William Baylly and agarden uppon the Wyle 
xxvii s vi d 

1 Chief rent— pi obably that paid directly to the ultimate owner of the land 
(sub rege) without the intervention of a mesne tord. 

3 Before 1300 " Herlascote" was within the jurisdiction of the royal forest of 
Mount Gilbert (the Wrckin) but was tree.i from tli.u jurisdiction as nffortstcd 
since the coronation of " Henry Fit* Fmpress" and contrary to the Chattel <i 
Forest (of 1217) (Kyton's Antiquities^ X. Si.) Howevert he ku^ teems to have 
retained some rights of talla«inp it. Possibly this land and that p( the next 
Ctiity were Ancient Demesne ol the a ow n. 


howse & item paved to William Sugdon in party of pav- 

garden in f , 

Come market mcnt ot the reparacion of the hows in the 
Corne market for an hows & a garden for ii 
yeres ... ... ... ... .. xuiir 

ff Summa be sydes cix s of Richard Watur xxvi 1 ' xviii 1 
Item more payed in party of payment of the reparacion of 
the hows in the Corne market by the bonds of Jolwi 
henky to Wylliam Sugdon vi s 

Summa ... xxvi H vii s vi d 

ffn fi i 1 T~Tpnrv i t i<Sn 


Payments with other pa\'ments. 

P d tor Hock- item paved for hocmull rent 1 for n° 



ii s 

Ti- j r t rij 

Item payed for the rent of lady servyse 

ii s 

Item ior wood to the pore pepyll ... ...\ 

iii s 

Item for a lode wood to the hall... 


yiii d 

Item for makyng or Cotes to kat(enne?) 

• A 


t, r 1 i i j i 1 ii 

Item for alowk to the hall 

' 'A \ 


Item payed for ii° bushell ruy 

xviii d ob 

Item payed for in 0 bushell ruy to the hall 

u s 

, .Id 

Item payed for clansyng of an hows in the fforyate 

ii d 

Item payed for alode wood 

vii d ob 

Item for alode wood 

viii d ob 

Item for abushell of corn & dimidium ... 

xx d 

Item for abushell barly ... 

x d 

Item alode wood ... 

yii d 

Item payod for ii" bushell ruy and barly 

ii s 

Item alode wood 

ix d 

Item payed for wyne at Estur to T pontesbury 

ii s 

x d 

Item payed for ii bushell ruy 


Item payed for wyne to Thomas Pontesbury ... 


v d 

Item payed for wyne gef to grotemore in William 

pontesbury ... ... ... ... . ... 

\iii d 

1 Hocmull, holcmall or hoketidefep. German ahendmal-eventide). Themonday 
and tuesday after Low Sunday. Hock Tuesday was formerly an important rent« 
collecting day, the counterpart ol Michaelmas : also .m ooc.isi.ui (or the 
collection of money for church purposes with various fostnc customs (M in } 
New ling. Diet.) ep. Ueg. Salop Abbey < '. i-5° '79 {<Q*ot% Mutrav) Unmn 
denarium coquinae pracnotmnati conventu* die < j u i vulgatitei rjicitui liokctytda) 
persolvere. cp. foi 72 ol this 


Item payed for wyne in the Sextre 1 

.. ii s 

iii d 

Item payed for the Town rent 

i d 

Item for aboshell ruy 

xi d 

Item payed for alode wood 

xi d 

Item payed for xv lode wood 

.. vii 8 

Item payed for vi lode wood to the hall... 

.. ii s 

ix d 

Item ii° bushell corn 

xvii d ob.' 

Item payed to the Wardens in money ... 

. ix s 

Item payed to Thomas Pontesburv for wyn 

xii d 

Item payed to the Wardens in money ... 

xxix 8 

iii d 

Item payed 

ff sum of the charge of the rents of Assis 2 XLvi 

i 1: xvii 

s vii d ob. 

Sum total of payments decayes & repar- 

acions ... ... .. ... xLvii 1 ' xvii s viii d 

And so the seyd Thomas un to the feest of the Annunciation 

of oure lady last passed all thyngs allowed that owed 
to be allowed the seyd Thomas ys ruyt and noght oweth 

[fo. 65] Henry 7 14S9 4 yeare 

Memorandum that thys ys the Accompt of the Wardens for 

ii° yeres last passed of there receyts & payments duryng 

the tyme of there offyce 
ffyrst receyved of nue bretheren of William hodchekes 

xiii s iiii d & x d for wyne 
Item receyved of Roger dun... ... xiii 8 iiii d cS: x d for wyne 

Item receyved of Richard upton of Old det ... vi a viii 4 
Item receyved for ii° Trynyte sondayes ... ... iiii s 

Item receyved of William hosver ... xiii" iiii d cS: x d for wyne 
Itmn receyved of Thomas Wall baylly ... xx.wiii* iii' 1 
Item receyved of William Sugdon for the rest of ii° oblyg- 

acions of William Skyrinstotl xxxir vi* 

Item receyved of Richard dycher Olyvcr Banastur huge 

Walker for nown apparenseof thcyre sumunes Xli - 
ff Sum of receyts ... vi i: iiir xi' 1 

Memorandum that thes be the payments that the Wardens 
have payed 

1 Golden Cross Shut. 

3 Kixcd rents due IrOEfl free, as uistinct from copyhold tcn.u tl [EpU* At 
tic$ t Glossary.) 

Vol. HI., 4th Scries A A 



ffyrst payed to the Stuwards for ii° Estur dayes & ii° Corpus 
Christi dayes above the comyns that was gedered 

iii 1 ' xx ii' 1 

Item more payed to the mynstrell in reward for 

hys processyon iii s iiii' 1 

Item payed to Wylliam Tyler in party 
Cisley of payment of achympnev that 

° rhandie he made in the hows of Sysly 

Orhander .. XX vi s viii d 

Item payed to sir John Clone in party 
payd spent in of payment of hvs lone ... xix s 

Thmne" & Ch ' Item Payed for wyn that was spend 
Grotcmore at uppon Roger Thornes & grote- 
for S the d WoV- more at Estur dayes for the 
ship of the worshyp of the ffeleshyp & Cor- 

flellowship. /~m_ ■ i • tp j •., — 

1 pus Christi lyde ... ... xi s 1111 

Summa of the expenses ... vi 1 ' ii s ii d 
and so they be in debet ii s ix d 

Of the whiche debet there ys expended uppon hue hosyer at 
laurence hosyer at theyre comyng from london ix' 1 & so 
they be in debet clere ii s payed to the maystur 
Memorandum that there ys payed to William Sugdon by ii - 
oblygaeions of William Skyrinston in full payment of 
the reparacion of the hows in the Come market 

ii? 1 xviii s ii d 

more pa)-ed to hym of the seyd obligacions in 

full payment of hys lone ... ... ... i\ s iiii d 

Item the seyd William hath payed to the Wardens \x\ir vi d 
of the rest of thes oblygaeions afore seyd And so he ys 

Memorandum that there ys delyvered to Richard Watur ii° 
obl)-gacions of vi 1 ' in full payme nt of hys lone for the 
rest of v 1 ' ix s & the over plus of xf he to paye to sir John 
Clone in full payment of hys lone & SO quyt with hem 

[fo. 66.] Henry 7 14&9 -I yeare 

Memorandum that Sysly Orhander thai hath lond \\ foi 
the makyng of the Chympney in the hows thai slice dwell- 
ethin of \Uv whj'che xx" shce hath payed to Sir |ohn Clone 



in party of payment of hys lone x s Item stlee hath payed to 
WVlliam Tyler x s in full payment of the rriaky c>f the sevd 
Chympney ffor the whyche shee most have the sevd hows 
yerly for iiii s unto the tyme the sevd summe of xx s be fully 
satvsfyed & payed provyded allwey that vef the said Svslv 
dissesse & dye or the full summe of the sevd xx s be paved that 
the rest there of remeyne to the use of the fraternyte Memor- 
andum that schez entird in to the howse aforeseid at the 
ffest of seynt michaell the archangell In the vi th vere ofkvng 
harry the vii th of the whyche xx' schez is allowed of yiii s by 
John doon Richard Watur Richard Egge & William barbour 
Wardens at the departing of there office & so resteth on paied 
at days comyng xiU 

Memorandum that the wardens of the last ii° yeres passed 
have delyverd to the wardens of the ii yeres foloing thes 
parcels Enprimus money ii 9 Item i peyre iiaxin schetes a 
maser 1 a Canvas schete of the gudes of the fratcrnite Item 
aremnand of sprjee kernesi for divers forfetts to the fratcrnite 
of iiii a vi d Item ii peuter pott? Item ii chargers Item vii 
kovers Item ii candilstikks & ii towels Item abaner 
Memorandum delivrd also v 1 ' in money called steuards 
money Item ii kres-setts Item a barell & bond of yryn 

1 491 Gfyeare 
[fo. 67] Henry 7 1492 7\yeare 

Memorandum that uppon thursday in the Ester Weeke in 
the vi th yere of kyng Harry the vii th by the assent & concent 
of all the brethiren of the seid fraternyte thei have chosyn 
Wardeyns John doon Richard Watur Richard Egge & 
William barbour Wardeyns of the same fraternite for the 
termc of ii yeres next foloing that is to wytte from" the ffest 
of the Annunciacion of cure Lady in the vere of Our Lord God 
mccccLxxxxi vnto the yevyn & vigil) of the Annunciacion of 
Our Lady that sch a 1 be in the yere of Our Lord mccCCLXXXxiii 
that is to sey for ii whole yeres &c. 

Memorandum that in the seid day by the assent & consent 
of all the brethiren of the seid fraternite as hit hath byn of 

1 "A howl, or goblet, without .\ foot, originally made of inster (? manic) 
*ood, often richly carved ci ornamented and mounted with $\Uc\ ind n<> .1 «t 
other metal.'' (Murray, <V, A. />■), cfi. iv. SS 



old tyme accostomed thei chose Richard dycher & Roger 
Wyrall Steunrds of the same during the seid terme which 
seid Stuards dissobeyd & vvolriot observe & occupie the 51 
office ffor the which thei were put to the fine of iif iiii 
or eythir of them for their dissobevsaunse according to an 
article of the Composicion After the which by the assent & 
concent of all the hole brethiren there was chosvn for 
Steuards for the same ii yeres foloing John baxter the yonger 
& Richard hagur &c, 

lands in Memorandum that uppon the Schowyng of 

Colham . . " , 

meerine & in 

onn more the whiche had occupied certevn lond^ 
Meoje feild G f the seid fraternite in Colham: Enprimus in 

Inprimis in .... , . . . , 

dauid Gittins david gittyns fild 111 11 or 1 lands in ieynkith 
feild 32 & 1 stretching after the lene from the Stile along after 

lands in 

length &c. the hedge, i or ii lands be twyn the hedge & them 
& the hallond? 1 as brod as the vends next the stile 
Item iii schorte buttes 2 alone bi the Cornell 5 of the 
same fild 

Memorandum there is alond 4 in John hoord is 
fild next to the same lying by the high wey at vi d 
of rent 

2 lands next Memorandum there is ii londs in poynter is 
orgallovsTtree fild next the ware tre hill & ii londs in leynkyth 
ni U. out of the Cornell from the crap trees. 5 

9 lands & 4 

fidtTparterf 1 * Memorandum ix londs & iii butts in mclc fild 

them aboutc parte of them abowte the galoes &c. 

the gallowes 


Consider the last line which saith g lands & 4 buttes in meole feild if that 
be not a feild a parte from the other where the land before mentioned lyes, 

1 Headland? The word is blotted in the MS. but this is the most probable 
reading. The headland is the strip left (or convenience m turning the plough, 
serving also as a boundary. (Murray, X. E. O,) 

2 Hutt. As indefinite as most of the old land terms. It is cither the ridge 
between two parallel furrows (also railed a land), or a measure el land I 
variable. (Murray, A\ K. I). ) 

3 Cornel or corner, v. Jackson, Shropshire Word-hook* 

4 Lond of land (('/>. butt.) a measure of land of local determination* or in 

inter furrow. Strip (Muiray.) 

B I'rohably merely> trees ; but " the crap " is thieves' cant for the RfcUoWt 

(Muiray), and in view of the next entry this interpretation is just possible 



[fo. 68] Henry 7. i 493 . 8 yeare. 

Memorandum that I John leche owethe unto the gilde and 
the fraternite of the draperus dew unto the seyd fraternite in 
feest of seynt mychele the arcangell in the yere Reynyng of 
kyng harre the vii the viii yere of his Rayne xvi a 
John Leeehe the whiche xvi s I bynde me by this my honde 
&°oath b to writ vng and svvoryn upon aboke to pay and con- 
paye 1 6 s . tent to the mastur and wardens of the seyd 
fraternyte and ther suxsesoris at suche seeson as 
the mastur and wardens of the seide fraternite for the tyme 
being shall thynke that I am abull of goodis to payede and I 
to avoid the howus ayeynis the feest of the concepcion of owr 
Lady next ensuyng the date therof and also that I nor my 
wyf nor no nother person shall to breeke perishe or carry away 
any nessessery thyng longing to the howse and yef I forffet in 
any of this to stond as is agreide. 

Memorandum that where John leche draper occupied a howse 
perteynyng to the fraternite was not of abilite tow pay the 
rent thereof and hild hit by dede and by cause to have hym 
dischargid thereof & to have the dede of the same in to the 
possescion of the seid fraternite the seid dede being in pleche 
to harry hopley for xviii 8 of old dett belonging to the 
seyd fraternyte the master & wardeyns for the tyme being 
have content & paied the seid xviii" for the same harry 
hopley to Thomas Wall bailly of the seyd fraternyte and the 
seyd John leche by his frewill hath deliverd & surrenderd up 
the same his dede in to the bonds of the master and wardens. 

1491 6 



[fo. 69] Henry 7 1492 7\) 


Memorandum that apon thursday In the Estur weeke In 
vi th yere of the Reign of kyng Harry vii th by the assent of the 
brethiren of the seid (fraternite have chosen warden- as In the 
leve be fore is playnly expressed 8tc 

per duos.annos integros Redditus Assise xlvii 1 ' xvir viii 4 

Summa vt pro duobus Annis xlvii 11 xvir viii 4 

Memorandum that Thomas Wall then being Bailiff 61 the 

seid ffraternile hath aCCOmpted to fdffi the master the Seid 
wardens for ii yores fully passed In the vigill of the Annuii- 



ciacion of our ladv the Virgvn In the viii vere of kvncr harrv 


flirst the seid Thomas hath accompted for the rent 

of Assise of xlvii 1 ' xvii' 
Sum ma 


xlvii 1 ' xvii 9 viii' 1 


Castle fathead 

Under the 

Of the vvhiche the said Thomas is allowed in de- 
cays for the ffirst terme of the Annunciacion 
of Our lady thes parcels foloing 

Item the old hall rent by the half yerc 

Item Sir John Clonnvs chambre 

Item Sysly Norhander is bowse 

Item Sir John pleyley is chambre 

Item atenement in the Castill foriet 

Item a tenement undre the Wyle late 

In the hold of the schermen 
Item the tenements uppon the wyle cop 
Item atenement in the hold of Nicholas 



. iiii* 
ii s 

. iiir 


XV s 





Item atenement in the knokyn strete 

Item a tenement at the walshe gate . 
Item atenement in the Corn margett. 
Item atenement In scheplache 
Summa ... lv s iii d 
The second half yere 
Item the old hall 

[fo. 70] Henry 7 1491 


The second half yeres decayes 
Item Sir John pleyley is scole 

Item Sir John Clon is Chambre 

Item Sir John pleyleys chambre 
Item Sisly Xorhander is bowse 
' Iu ' m atonement in the 
Item atenement at the 
Shoplach Item atenement at SoheplagC ... 
Item atenement*In the Corn market t 
Item atenement in Nicholas furbour is hond 
wiie cop item the tenements apon the W yle cb| 







vf vm 

6] yea re 
7 Jyearcs 


Item a tenement undre 
schermens honds 

the Wyle late m the 


ii s 
iii 5 

iii v 








Item atonement in the Castill foriet in chilton 
Summa ... Liii s ix d 
The iii de half yeres decays 
Item Sir John clonnys chambre 
Item Sir John pleyley is chambre 
Item Sir John pleyley s scole 
Item Sysly Norhander house 
Item the old hall 
Item atenement late in the hold of the schermen 
Item the tenements apon the Wyle cop 
Item Nicholas ferbour is tenement ... 
Shoplach Item atenement in scheplach 

Item atenement in the corn market 
Item atenement in the knokvn strcte 
Item atenement in the Castill foriett 
Item atenement at the Walsch gate 
Item a garden in the abbey forict 

ff Summa 


1111 s VI 4 


Garden in 
Abbey forhead 


vi 8 
iii s 
vi s 

iiii s 
iii s 
ii s 
iiii s 









[fo. 71] Henry 7 

I yea re 

xiii s 

iiii d 

iii s 

iiii d 

iiii s 




iii s 


The decays of the iiii th half yere. 
Item ii tenements at the walsche gate .. 
Item atenement in the knokyn strete 
Item atenement in scheplach 
Item atenement in the corn market allowid 

the reparacion ... 
Item ntenement undre the Wyle ... 
Item atenement upon the Wyle Cop 
Item Sir John pleyleys scole 

Item the old hall 

Item Sir John clonys chambre 
Item Sysley Norhander howse 
Item Sir John pleyleys Chambre ... 
Item atenement in the castill forict in chilton is 

hold ... ... ... ... ii' 

Item atenement in Nicholas Furbour is h ind ... 

ff Summa iiiir x d 
ff Summa totalis of the decays x 1 ' vir vii*'. 
Memorandum that thes parcels foloing b\ n ftllowc 
reparacions to Thomas Wall fbi ii yCfes &c. 


iiii 1 
ii 1 


v{ 4 





o!i7he 0rC ffirst payed for the re P ar acions of the ynne apon 
Wile Copp the Wyle cop lyke as the parcels therof more 

playnly doon appere by a bill therof made 

iiii 1 ' xv s viii d ob. 
Item paied for abarell & odre necesserys to the 

same belongyng for the scowring of mayle for 

the ffeleschip ... ... ... ... ... ii* viii* 

Item paied for ii cressetts for midsomer wetche 1 ... iiii" iiii d 
Item for i poll rosen talo & pitche & caridch of 

them that night ... ... "... ... ... sin' 1 

Item for odre reparacions in divers places as apperith 

by bill ... ... xi s xi d ob. 

1491 6/ 
[fo.72] Henry 7 1492 7 () eaic 

Payments &c. 

In primis paied to pore folke for ii yeres passed In the 
vigil of the Annunciacion of Or Lady In the viii yere of kyng 
harry the vii lh ... ... ... ... ... vi u v" ix d 

ff Summa ... vi" v K ix d 
Paied to Sir John Clonne for ii yeres ... ... viii' 1 ' • 

Paied to John Phelipps for his fee ... ... X 8 

Paied to John hoord of brugenorth for chif rent 

for ii yeres ... ... ... ... ... xii s viii 1 

Paied to William humfreston for chiff rent of 

ii yeres ... .. ... ... ... vi d viii- 

piydThe Paied forhoknall rent to the Abbey of 
Abbot Schrouesbury for ii yeres... ... ... if 

Paied to Our Lady Serves of seynt 

marys for chif rent ... ... ii s 

Paied to ye kyng for the x ,h of harliscot ... ... viii'' 

1 Stow in his Survey p. 112 gives nn account or the Midsummer Watch in 
London. It was a great civic festival, the predecessor cf the lord mayor's 
show, and cerebrated with elaborate processions tiid pageantry. u On the vl 
St. John the Baptist and on St. Peter and Paul the ApostW s. every mans door being 
shadowed with green birch, long fennel, St. John s wort, orpin, white lillics 
and such like . . . had also l imps of glass without burning in them all trie 
night . . . Then bad ye besides tlic stanoing walchet all in bright 
harness ... a marching watch that passed through the principal <is 
." In mail and gay attire, bearing lighted ere tacts. M [lien wen 

divers pageants, morris dancers. Constables* . (QttOt. /'V (fr^fl 

Companies of London by George Unwin, p, 268— 9). 



Paied to ye kyng for the X th of the Abbey foriet xiiii d 
Paied to John barbour for dressing & casting of 

XLtorchis xxxi s iiii d 

Paied for the town rent of the schermens howse 
vndur the wyle cop ii d by yere & for William 
bailly is howse in the corn market i' 1 by 
yere Sum ma ... ... ... ... ... 

Paied for wyne drongyn in the golet by the hole 

company at Corpus Christi day ... ... via* iiii* 

Paied for ale to wax berers at Corpus Christitide xxi d 
Paied for wood for pore people for ii yeres ... xii* ix fl ob. 
Paied for wood to the hall place for ii yeres ... xii" ix' 1 
Paied for corn to the pore people for ii yeres ... xvii* vii d 
Paied for the costs & rewards for the veneson & 

eting therof ... ... ... ... ... xxi* ob. 

Paied for abrekfast to the ffeleschip at the casting 

of the horsseyre iii" ii d 

Paied to William tiler for makvng of Sysly 
Nerhander chymney the which John leche 
shuld have paied cS: yet standeth in det thereof 

to the ffeleschip xviii" 

Paied to the minstrell for ii yeres precession ... iiii" 
Paied to the mvnstrell for midsomer wetge ... 
Paied for the waxbering & baner at the first 

Corpus Christi day iiii s ii' 1 

Paied for chese to the wax berers bred & ale ... xv 
Paied for the wax bering the second yere Kr 
Paicd for the key to the tresour coohr ... iii d 

ff Sum ma xvi 1 ' xvi s xi d . 



[fo. 73J Henry 7 149^ 

Memorandum that Thomas Wall askvth allowars of xvf for 
John lechisrentthe whichc the s;imc Thomas is allowed 
of And the scid John is sworyn apon booke a? his pow er is 
to piiy hit & so hit rcstith apon the same John ... nm' 

Item paicd for wyne at the sextre in the t\mr of the wecch 
at midsomec ... ... ... • ••• • • W*i 

Item for the liaylys ffee for ii yeres N< v 

Yol. 11!., 4 th Seiic* 



Item for the half writing of hulstyn & John lloit In- 

denturs ... ... ... ... ... ... viii 1 

ff Summa ... iii 1 ' viii ,J 
ff Summa totalis xLii 1 ' vi s viii d And so Thomas Wall is ii 
arrerage to the ffeleschip all things allowed & dissoiov. 

v u ii s 

Memorandum that this is the accompts of the Wardens for 

ii yeres last passed of their reseyts & payments during 

the tyme of there office 
ffirst Recevid of a New brother of Water Wotnall xiii s iiii 1 
Item Recevid for ii Trinite Sonda\ s ... ... ii s v : 

Item Recevid of Richard dicher for his fine for that 

he dishobeyed the office of Stuard Schip of the 

ffraternite ... ... ... ... ... ... iii s iiii* 

Item Recevid of Roger Wyrall for his disobeysauns 

in lyke case ... ... ... ... ... iii" iiii d 

Item Recevid of Richard hulstyn for new inkrese- 

ment of rent for a half yere ... ... ... iiii J 

Item Recevid of John lloit of fine towards the losse 

of John leche to have his howse after his takvng iii" iiii : 
Item Recevid in redy money of the last wardens to 

fore , r-., lujf'ftci " 

Item of Water Wotnall for his wyne ... ... x d 

ff Summa xxviii" xi H . 
Summa totalis xxviirxi d whereof the seid wardens have paied 
for wyne viii' 1 Item paied John doon of old dett xx" Item paied 
to the steuards above there gcdering for the diner in the day 
of eleccion xxi s iii d And so the seid wardens be in supplageol 
xiii s the whiche xiii" the seid wardens have recevid of Thomas 
Wall And so the seid Thomas is in clire dctt to the ffraternite 
of iiii 1 ' xviii s And the said Thomas most be allow ed therof for 
david yrelond is old dett iii" And so the clire rest is that 
Thomas Wall is in arrerage iii i 11 xv' John doon is allowtd ot 
X s in full payment of old dett for \ yeres rent of his Pel 
[N.B.- fo. 74 : > blank. 1 

[fo. 75] Henry 7 0 1493 8 \ra:c 

i.p) j () vcat e 

Memorandum that uppon Thursday in the Esttr Wrrkc in 
fhc viii yere of kjng Harry the vii ,h by the assent ami Cofli 



cent of the brethiren of the ffraternyte and craft of drapers 
have chosyn wardens of the seid ffraternyte John Gittyns 
John Otteley John Bayly & Roger WyralJ for the terme 
of ii yeres next foloing vnto the ffest of the Annunciacion of 
our lady the X th yere of kyng harry the vii th that is to sey 
from the yevyn of the Annunciacion of our Lady be fore seid 
by ii yeres wholly fulfilled And over that have chosyn for 
Stuards during the seid tyme. Thomas mynsterley & 
Wyllyam hosyer which byn swhoryn to the office &c. 

by ii yeres 
' The rent of Assise xlvii 1 ' xvii s viii d . 
Summa for ii yerys xlvii 11 xvii s viii d . 
Memorandum that Thomas Wall then being Baylyff of 
the seyd ffraternyte hath aecomptid to fore the master & 
wardens for ii yeres fully passed In the vigill of th annun- 
ciation of our Lady the Virgyn In the X th yere of kyng 
Harry the vii th ffirst the seid Thomas hath accompted for 

the rent of Assise of ... xLvii ' xvii s viii d 

Item of viii d of yerly rent of a parcel of grownd in the 
Abbey foriet late at xii d by yere & set to fie ferm 1 to Richard 
hulstyn for xx d by yere Summa for ii yeres xvi d Item of xii d of 
yerly rent of aparcell grownd set to John doon from Robard 
ap Egn' is ho »vse in the Corn market Summa for ii yeres ii a 
Summa totalis for ii yeres with the arrerage of his last 

accomptc of iii 1 ' xv s ... LliJ' Xvi* 

Of the w)che the seid Thomas is allow ed in deceives for the 
ffirst half yere of thannunciacion of our Lady thes 
parcells foloing 

Item the old hall rent by yere xiii s iiii d theruf in decay vi 5 viii d 

(crossed through in M.S.) 
Item ii tenements undur the VVyle ayenst Robard barkers 

at vii s vi d decay ' xli 

more on that odirc side 

[fo. 76.] Henry 7 0 1494 9 I ' 

Wild cop item the tenements uppon tin- Wyie Cop 

tenements , •••i: >« -m j . ijii^ 

at 111' vi vui decay ••• Nn 1111 

Fee Farm— A free tenure at a fixed money compoiition, 


Item a tenement next Nicholas furbour 
at v 9 by yere set to Nicholas furbour 
in fee ferm & he to bere the repar- 
acion for XL d by vere decav ... x d 

Item Sisly Norhander is howse at iiii 5 

allowed hir for det ... ... .. ii s * 

Item Sir John Clonnys chambre at ix s 

by yere decay ... ... ... iiii 5 vi d 

Chamber over item Sir John Pleyleys chambre over 

the Armyshowse at xL d decay ... xx d 
Item Sir John pleyleys scole at xii J ... vi J 

the Alms 
house cntre 

in decay ... ... ... ... vi s viii d 

Item the tenement in the Corn market 
late in Robard ap eign' hands at xx s 
set to William Sugdon he bering the 
reparacion for x s ... ... ... v s 

3 houses in Item iii howse in Scheplage at xii s by 
i2s° P per h at y ei "e ayenst Nicholas Waring garden 

Annum wa n decay vi s 

Knuckin Item ii tenements in the knokyn strete 
2 l tenements Roger heywards the barker at vi s viii d 

decay ... ... ... ... ... iii s iiii c 

Castell foryate Item atenement in the castill foriet at 

xii s decay ... ... ... ... ii s 

Welshgate Item ii tenements at the walsch gate at 

xxvi s viii d decay ... ... ... xiii* iiii' 

Item a garden late in John chapmon 

hands... ... ... ... ... x 

Item a garden late in Robard myntons 

hands at xvi d decay ... ... .. viii 

Item atonement late in John lech is 

hands at viii* ... ... ... ... iik^ 

Snmnui ... iii 1 ' ii 5 v J - 

Thc second half \ ere 
\\iia cop Item the tenements vndir the Wyle 

ayenst Robard barken ... ... iii* ix 

uppon the Item the tenements uppotl the Wyle 
WilcCopp CO p decay ... v" n 




Item the tenement of Nicholas furbour 
Item Sisly Xorhander is howse aLowed 

of hir det ... ... ... ... ii s 

Item Sir John clonnys chambre iiii 3 
Item Sir John pleyleys chambre 

Item the old hall vi s 

Item the howsen in sheplage ... ... iiii 5 

more on that odir side 

xx c 




9/ } 

[fo. 77.] Henry 7 C 

strcete 1 " Item the howsen in knokynstrete 

Castle foryate item chiltons howse in the castill foriet 

Welsh grate 




Wild cop 
Wild cop 

3 houses 


iiii 1 

Item the ii tenements at the .valsch gate viii s iiii J 
Summa XLiii s v d 

The iii de half yere decayes 
Item ii tenements avenst Robard barker 

vndur the Wyle ... ... ... iii s 

Item the howsing uppon the Wyle Cop vii s 

Item the old hall vf 8 

Item Sir John clonnys chambre ... iiii" 

Item Sisly Norhander ... ii s 

Item Sir John pleyleys chambyr 

Item iii howsen in scheplage vi s 

Item atenement in howell melwerns 

hands... *. 
Item ii tenements in the knokyn strcte 
Item ii tenements at the Walsche gate 
Item atenement in the corn market in 

John licit is hands ... 
Item atenement in the Castill foriet ... 
Item atenement in William Sugdons 


Item atenement in Nicholas forbour is 

hands .v 

Item atenement in the corn market late 

in Richard waturs hands ... .. vi' 
Summa ... iii" 1ST 



iiii 1 

X s 

X' 1 

V s 

iiii' 1 

ii s 

V s 


The iiii th half yere decays 

wile Item ii tenements vndur the w\ le ... iir ix d 

O^ntheWile j^ em tne nowsm g U ppon the wyll cop v s iiii d 

Item the old hall ... ... ... vi s viii d 

Item Sir John clonnys Chambre ... iiii s vi' 1 
more on that odre side 


[fo. 78.] Henry 7 0 1493 



Item Sisly Norhandere howse for hir det allowed ii s 
Item Sir John pleyleys chambre ... ... ... xx d 

Item iii howsen in Scheplage ... ... .. iif 

Item ii tenements in knokynstrete decay ... ... iir iiii d 

Item ii tenements at the Walsch gate ... ... xiir iiii* 

Item John lloit wever howse in cornmarket ... ii N 
Item atenement in William Sugdons hands ... V s 
Item atenement in the Abbey foriet at xxx s by yere 

decay xx d 

Item Nicholas furbonr howse ... ... ... • x d 

Item chiltons howse in the castill foriet ... ... iiii s 

Item howell melwerns howse ... ... ... xii (l 

Item a tenement late in Richard Waturs honds ... vi d 
Summa Lviii 8 vii d 
ff Summa totalis of the decays ... xi 1 ' v s ii' 1 


Memorandum that thes parcels foloing byn allowed to 

Thomas \\ T all for reparacions for ii yeres *N:c. 
The Boare ffirst paied for reparacion of the 

ynne of the borre as it apperith 

by abill of parcels therof made vii li xviii v \'\ A 

Shoplach Item paied for reparacions 
Welshgate . f , , , , , , 

S«dierow& 111 Scheplage Walsche gate 
oilier places Saddlerrow & odil* places as it 

apperith by parcel is in abill 

therof made ... ... ... iii 1 ' xiir \iii J 

Item paied to the poore people lor 

v score weeks & iiii ... ... vi M iiii* iiii J 



Item paied for wood & corn for ii 

yeres to the poore people ... iiii s vii 4 

Sum ma ... xix u xi ? vi f 

1493 8 I 

[fo. 79-] Henry 7° 1494 9 3 }ear6 

Memorandum paied to Sir John Clonne for 

ii yeres ... ... ... ... ... viii H 

Item paied to John hoord for ii yeres chif rent xii s viii d 
Item paied to William humfreston for ii yeres 

chif rent ... ... ... ... ... vi s viii d 

Item paiedjto the Abbey for hokmall rent for 

ii yeres ... ... ... ... ... ii s 

Our Ladies . , . 

Service in St. Item paied to our lady of seynt 

Maries yearely Maris for ii yeres rent ... ii 5 

rent I2 rt 

Item paied for the town rent of John lloit 

wever schop ii yeres .. ... ... ii d 

Item paied for costs at Corpus Christi fest 

for wax bering the first yere ... ... iii s iiii d 

Item for wyne bred ale & chese at that season xi 9 i d 

Item in rewards paied to the mynstrell for ii 

yeres ... ... ... ... ... vi s viii d 

Item paied for wyne to my lord straunge 1 & 

costs to Ellismer ... ..." ... ... vii s 

Item paied for costs the first Estir ... ... xxi" vii d 

Item paied for costs at Corpus Christi day 

the latire wax bering ... ... ... hi 5 viii' 1 

J tern paied for wyne ale & chese at that season y 9 xrob. 

Item paied to John harbour for dressing the 

wax ... ... ... ... ... xiiii* x d 

Item spend uppon akerier {courier ?) in the 

golet ... xix 4 

Item paied for ii peyre trestils to the hall ... viii* 1 

1 George Stanley, lord Strancc of Knockin by t i ^ h t of marriage with the 
heiress of that barony : son to IhoiARS, 1st Earl of Ik-rby, who hail afterwards 
married Margaret o( Richmond, mother of Henry VI 1, As hostage fol his 
father's loyalty lord Strange had narrowly escaped execution at the hands of 
Richard III. Prince Arthur was in Shrewsbury during this \t r. and rmh 
were flying between the town and the Stanleys, who seem to have been unable 
to attend the prince in person (v. Bailiff* Accounts, \c, Owen and Blukcway 
I. 261.) 



Item for ii yeres fee to Thomas Wall & 

Richard Egge ... ... ... ,,. 

Item paied to the Wardens in redy money... l s 

Summa ... xviii 1 ' ix s x d ob. 
Summa totalis XLix 11 vi s vi H ob And so the seid Thomas is 

in arrerage to the seid ffraternite iii 1 ' ix s v H ob. 

1493 8) 
[fo. 80.] Henry 7 0 1494 9/ >' eare 

Memorandum that this is the accomptes of the Wardens for 
ii yeres last passed with in writtyn of their reseyts & 
payments during the tyme of their office 

Recevid of Roger phelips for his fyne to be made 

brodir as aprentes ... ... ... ... xiii s iiii 1 ' 

Item of the same Roger for his vvyne ... ... viii d 

Recevid of Richard purser for his fine to be made 

brother as not prentes ... ... ... xxvi s viii' 1 

Item for his vvyne ... ... ... ... ... xvi' 1 

Recevid of Richard Clibery for his fine to be made 

brother as prentes ... ... ... ... xiii s iiii'' 

Item for his wyne ... ... ... .... ... viii d 

Recevid of Thomas Wall of the rent for parcell 

of his charge ... ... ... ... ... l s 

Recevid in offering for ii Trinyte Sondays ... xiiii d 
Summa ... v H vii s ii d 

Summa totalis v h vii s ii d Wherof is paied by the seid wardens 
for iiii gallons wyne to the Neu brethiren ii 5 viii d Item 
paied to the Stuards for costs by them doon above their 
Receytes at Corpus day the first yerc above Thomas 
Wall is payment v s vii d & for Estur diner to fore 
iii s iiii d Item for Estur diner xxii s iii a Item paied to 
William hosier for a drinkvnqat the settyngof the 

Setting of the , P , , •• . 

house cald the howse ol the borre 11 3 V d 

boare so the seid Wardens be 

x s xi d whiche iii 1 ' x 8 xi d is deliverd by divers parceles unto 

the Wardens for the yere foloing 

1493 veare 
[io. 81.] Henry 7. 1496 *U 

Memorandum that uppon thursday in the Estyr Wceke in 
the x th yerc of kyng Hairy the vii ,h by the as. em & Concent 



of all the brethircn of the seid ffraternyte they have chosyn 
Wardens Thomas Trcntham La wrens hosier John Gittyns 
the yonger and Richard dicher wardens of the same ffratern- 
yte for the terme of ii yeres next foloing that is to vvitte from 
the ffest of thannunciacion of our Lady In the x lh yere of 
kyng Harry the vii th that is to sey from the yevyn of than- 
nunciacion of our lady be fore seid by ii yeres fully to be 
fulfillid And over this have chosyn for Stuards during the 
seid tyme Roger doon and Wylliam Wyswall & whiche 
Wardens & Stuards byn swhoryn to there offices &c And 
deliverd to Thomas Trentham and Richard dicher ii keys for 
the coofir of the hall Item deliverd to Law rens hosier i key 
of the tresourhowse And to John Gittyns the yonger ii keys 
for the Tresourehowse with master Sugdon a great key & iiii 
small keys 

Memorandum deliverd the seid Wardens i baner i peyre 
llaxen shetes Item a maser with aband of siiver over gilt 
Item agirdill corlour blew harneschid with silver of William 
phelips in pleche for iiii s vi d Item ii peuter potts Item ii 
chargers Item vii kovers Item ii kandilstikks Item ii 
towels Item ii kressets Item abarell & a bond of yryn And 
ii obligacions uppon the wold stuards of v 1 ' callid stuards 

By ii yeres 
The rent of Assise ... . xLvii 1 ' xvii s viii d 
Summa totalis for ii yeres XLvii 1 ' xvii s viii d 

1495 10 I veare 

[fo, 82.] Henry 7. 1496 12/ • 

jMemorandum that Thomas Wall then being Baillife of 
the seid ffraternite hath accomptid to for the master & 
wardens for ii yeres fully passed In the Vigill of thannunci- 
acion of our lady the Virgyn In the xii" 1 yere of kyng henry 
the vii ,h ffirste the seid Thomas hath accompted tor the rent 
of Assise of xLvii 1 ' xvii 5 viii d Item of viii d of yerly renl 01 a 
parcell of grownd in the Abbey fforiete late at xii"' by 
and setto feferm to Richard hulstyn for x.\ 1 ' by yere Summa 
for ii yeres xvi' 1 Item of xii' 1 of yerly rent of aparccll grow nd 
setto John doon from Robard ap eignyon is howse in the 
Corn market Summa for ii yeres ii" 

Vol. in., 4th Series, < C 


Arrerage of the iiyeres last to fore this accompte iii 1 ' ix s v d ob. 

Surrima totalis Li 11 x s v d ob. 
The same Thomas Wall askyth allowans of thes parcel? 
„ .. m ., foloing in decavs for the ffirst halfe vere the 

On the Wile ° J 

Copp tenements uppon the Wyle Cop at vi s viii ' 

Under the 

In decay therof 
Item atenement undir the Wylecop at 
vii s vi d decay 

Item the olid hall at xiii s 


bv vere. 

Shoplach iii 

street ii 

Item Sir John Clvnnys chambre at ix s 
decay ... 

Item Sisly Norhander in hir allow ans of 

hir rent paied aforhand 
Item Sir John pleyley is chambre at xii d 

by yere decay 
Item iii tenements in Scheplage at xii s 

by yere decay 
Item ii tenements in the knokvn strete 

the Walsche gate 

Abbey for- 
head tenement 

Item ii tenements at 

at xxvi s viii d decay ... 
Item atenement in the corn market at 

xx s setto John lloit wever decay ... 
Item atenement late in Kobard ap eign' 

is hands at xx 8 decay 
Item atenement at xi s in the corn market 

and setto Elyn Watur for x s decay 
Item atenement in howell melwern is 

hands at xii s decay ... 
Item atenement in the Abbe}- foriet at 

xxx s decay ... 
Item atenement of Nicholas forbour at 

v s cS: set for XL d decay 
Item atenement in the castill foriet at 

xii s decay ... ... ... 


a s ix" 

v s vin' 

111 s 

vi s 

iiii s 

11 s 


IX 1 



111 s mi 1 

xiii s mi 1. 





[fo. 83.] Henry 7 0 1496 n J 

The same Thomas askyth allowans oj decayes for migh^tlmas 



The Second halfe vere 

Item for atenement vndur the Wyle at \ii s vi d 
decaye ... 

Item for the tenements uppon the Wyle cop at 
iii H vi s viii d decay 

Item the old hall at xiii s iiii d decay... 

Item Sir John Clonnys chambre 

Item the tenements at the Walsche gate decay ... 

Item for Sislv Xorhander's howse for hir 

allowans of hir loone to the makyng of 


chymney of hir howse ... 
Item for Sir John pleyleys skooie decay ... 
Item for iii howsen in Scheplache decay ... 
Item for John lloit wevers howse at xx a decay 
Item Robard ap eign' is howse in the Corn market 
Item for the tenements in knokyn strete decave 
Item for Elyn Watur is tenement decay ... 
Item for howell meiwern is tenement decay 
Item for atenement that pyper dwellyth in In the 

Abbey foriet 
Item for Nicholas forbour is tenement decay 
Castle forhead Item for chiltons tenement in the Castill 

foriet decay ... 
Item for Sir John pleyieys chambre decay 

in 5 

IX s 

iiii s 
iii 5 

iiii s 
ii s 

V s 

iii s 




Sum ma 



vi d 

x'u d 

XX' 1 


The same Thomas as 

... . l s xi d 
allowans of dccaves for mvdlenton 

The iii (,r halfe vere 

Item for atenement Vndur the Wyle decay 
Item for the tenement uppon the Wyle cop decay 
Item for Nicholas furbours tenement decay , 
Item pypcrs tenement decay 
Item the old hall decay 
Item Sir John Clonnys chambre decay 
Item Sir John Tkwlevs chambre decay 
hem Chiltons howse in the castill foriet 
hem Robard ap eign' is howse in the come market 


XX' 1 




1495 10 ) 

[fo. S4.] Henry 7* 1456 11 / > earc 

Item Elyn Waters tenement in the Corn market 

decay .. ... 1 .\\a- J *"ttP^ ... " ... vi d 
Item for John lloit wevers tenement in the corn 

market ... ... ... ... ... ... ii s ~ 

Item for the howsyng in in Scheplache decay ... iiii* vi d 
Item for howell melwern tenement decav ..." .. xii 
Item for atonement in the knokvn strete decay ... iii 5 iiii 
Item for the tenements at the Walsche gate decaye iii 5 iiii* 1 

Summa ... xLiii- v d 
The same Thomas askyth allowans of decays of mighalmas 

rent &c. 

The iiii th halfe yere 
Item for pipers howse in the Abbey foriet decay ... xx d 
Item for the tenement undur the Wvle decay ... iii s ix 
Item for the tenements uppon the Wyle cop decay vii 5 
Item for the old hall decay ... ... ... ... xx- 

Item for Sir John Cionnys chambre .. ... iiii 5 vi J 

Item for Sir John pieyleys chambre decay ... iiii" 

Item for a tenement in the castill foriet late in the 

hold of Chiltons ... ... ... ... ... ii s 

Item for Nicholas fforbour tenement decay ... x' 1 
Item for howell melwern tenement decay ... ... xii 

Item for iii tenements in Scheplache decay ... iiii 8 vi 
Item for the tenements in knokvn Strete decay ... iii 5 iiii" 
Item for the tenement at the Walsche gate decay iii* iiii 0 
Item for Richard Wantenor place decay ... ... xx* 

Item for Robard ap eign' place in the bonds of 

William Sugdon decay ... ... ... ... v* 

Item for John lloit wcver tenement decay.., ... ii* 
Item for Elyn Waturs tenement in the corn market 

decay ... ... ... ... ... ... VT 

Summa ... iii 1 ' xvii' 1 
Summa totalis in dccayes for ii yeies x 1 ' xi Q vi' 1 

*495 I0 1 
[fo. 85.] Henry 7- 1496 11 I ^ 

Memorandum that the same ThQirtas askyth allow an- fol 
reparacions doon the same ii ycfesupon divers tenements 


belongyng to the same ffraternite and payments to pore 

Item for the reparacions doon 
uppon Richard Walis tene- 
ment at the Walshe gate ... v 8 vi d ob. 
Casileforhead Item reparacions nppon the 

doglane . r J , 

tenements in Castill foriet 

& doglane ... ... ... ii 8 xi d 

hicdisoner- Item for reparacions doon nppon 

atur quia alibi . . _ 11 

tnetenements in Scheplache x" vi d 

(Crossed iJirougJi in MS.) 
Item for reparacions doon uppon 
the old hall & John lloit is 
howse ... ... ... xv s iii''ob. 

Shoplach Item for reparacions doon uppon 

iiii tenements in scheplache viii s ii' 1 
Item for reparacions doon uppon 
Thomas sporiours howse & 
mascot ... ... ... xvi ii d 

wile Copp Item for mascotts howse & the 

tenement , — . , , 

wyle cop ... ... ... 1111 s • rob. 

Item for reparacions doon uppon 

Richard Wantenor place ... xxvii* v'ob. 
Item for reparacions doon uppon 
, . Roger heywards tenement 

The Inn of . 

the boare etc- pipers tenement the ynnc ot 

the borre ... ... ... XXVI s iiiHob. 

Item for reparacions doon at 

divers tyrtius uppon divers 

tenements V* iii' 1 

Item for reparacions of wood <S: 

corn to poorc people ... xxiiii c viii'ob. 
Item paied the poorc people in 

rcd\- money for a c weeks 

& iiii vi 1 ' vi s K\* 

Item paied for wood to the 

poorc people ... ... \iii s ix d 

Summa totalis in reparacions for ii yeres & 
payments to poorc people ... xiii 1 ' if 


Memorandum that the same Thomas askyth allowans of the? 

paiments foloing cS:c. 
Item paied to Sir John Cloon prist ... ... viii 1 ' 

Iiem paied to John hoord for ii yeres rent for 

pypers howse xii s viii' 

Item paied to William humfrestori for ii yeres 

rent for the old hall... ... ... ... vi s viii 1 

Item to the Abbey of Salop for hokmall for 

pipers howse & Richard hulstyn for ii yeres ii 5 iiii' 

Item to Our Lady serves of seynt maris for the 

Neu hall ii s 

Item for the Town rent for John lloit wever 

schoppe ... ... ... ... ... ir 

Item paied for wax bering for ii yeres at Corpus 

Christi fest ii s xi' 

1495 iol 
[fo 86.] Henry 7° 1496 11 1" 

Item paied for Corpus Christi ffest oon yere 

above the receyte of brediren ... ... xiii s iiii' 1 

Item paied for the mynstrels rewards for ii 

yeres... ... ... ... ... ... vi 8 viii'* 

Item paied for Ester ffest above the receyte 

of brediren ... ... ... ... xix 8 vi'' 

Item paied for Corpus Christi ffest the Second 

yere ... ... ... , ... ... ... viii s 

Item paied for ii bred boords & aforme to the 

drapers hall... ... ... ... ... iiii* 

Item paied for scaling wax pak lined & mend- 
ing of vessels & oyle to almus bowse ... ix a 

Item paied to wardens in redy money ... vi 1 ' 

Item dcli\ T erd to the wardens adistres oi Nich- 
olas iletchcr for vi viii' 1 of rent that is to 
wit an Almery 1 & a Yakke 3 covird with 
blake ffustian & resting in the hall prysed 
to ... ... ... ... ... ... vi 1 viii' 1 

Item for the bayly and Clerks fifee for ii yeres iii 1 ' 

1 A cupboard 01 che^t (l'r. Armoire) </>. fo. 88, 

5 Hlack Jack Cp* fo. 88, 



Item paied for bred ale & chese to wax berers 

for ii yeres ... ... ... ... ... iiii R 

Item paied for costs at the accompte .. .. xiiii'' 

Item paied for reparacions doon uppon tene- 
ments in Scheplage ... ... ... iiii B 

Summa ... xxi H xiiii s x d 

Summa totalis xlv 1 ' viii s iiii' 1 And soe the same Thomas 
restith in arrerages to the ffraternite of the sum of 
Six 1 ' ii s i d ob. 

1495 10 1 yeare 

[fo. 87.] Henry 7 0 1496 11 ( yeare 

Memorandum that this is the accomptes of the afore named 
wardens for ii yeres last passed uppon the aforseid 
accompte of Thomas Wall of there receyts & payments 
during tyme of there office &c 
The same Wardens charge them selfe with 
the arrerage of John Gittyns John Otteley 
John bayly & Roger Wyrrall late wardens 
to the same ffraternytc sum therof is ... iii 1, x R xi'" 1 
a forrener D Thomas knyght in there yere 
a forener made brodir and paied 
ffor his ffyne ... ... ... xxvi 8 viii d 

A forrener D Richard mitton as aforener made 

brodir cS: paied to fyne ... xxvi" viii d 

A forrener jj Richard lister as aforener made 

brodir & paied to fyne ... xxvi 5 \ i i i 1 

D The same Thomas Richard & Richard for 

six gallons of wync ... iiii s 

The same wardens for offer yng uppon ii Trin- 

yte Sundays iii" i d 

The same wardens for money recevid of 
Thomas Wall bayly to the same ffrater- 

nyte VI™ 

D Richard mitton Thomas knyght & John 
Schctton for afine as h appcrith in the let" 
next foloing ... ... ••• ... x" 

Tlic same wardens charge them silfc with the 
stuaids money of ... ... ... V™ 

Summa ... JLIX™ viii* 

2I 4 


Summa totalis for ii yeres xix h viii s wherof is paied for Ester 
diner above the Commons of viii 9 iiii d xxxiiii 8 x d ob. k 
xviii d for parcell of the firste Ester dii er And soe the 
seid wardens levyn in tresory to the said ffraternyte in 
redy money pleges & dettes of the receyte & charge of 
their office xxiii 1 ' xiii s ix d as in parcels foloing it apperith 
Item in Thomas Wall is arrerage as in the sutte of his 
accompte vi 1 ' ii s i''ob Item in iiii yards &a halfe tauny 
clothe with an owche 1 of gold of John baxter the yongur 
for xvi s viii' 1 Item too obligacions of the Stuards money 
v H Item an obligacion uppon William hocheks & oliver 
banaster of xl s & therof rest xx s on paied Item in the 
hands of Roger mongomery & John baker smertie for 
Richard hagur for l s Item in William Sugdon is hands 
agage of xx s for Richard Lister Item in redy money 
vu a xix d ob. Item apes kendall 2 of William hockekys 
for iii s iiii d whiche iii s iiii d is paied & soe the sum of redy 
money is vii" iiii s xi c1 ob. 

Memorandum that uppon thursday In the Ester weeke In 
the xii th yere of kyng henry the vii th by the assent & concent 
of all the brethiren of the seyd ffraternyte thev have chosyn 
Wardens Richard mitton Thomas knyght William wyllyms 
& John Schetton wardens of the same ffraternyte of ii yeres 
then next foloing that is to wyttc from the ffest of thannun- 
ciacion of our lady in the aforeceyd xii th yere of the afforceyd 
kyng that is to scy to the yevyn of the Annunciacion of our 
lady be fore seyd by ii yeres fully to be fulfillid And for 
be cause the afforseid Richard Thomas and John have not to 
fore this eleccion occupied in the office of Stuards they have 
paied in hand of ffyne to the seyd ffraternyte according to the 
woordes of the composieion in that case ordeyned ye\eiy oi 
theym iii s iiii 1 ' 1 Summa x* And ovyre this have chosyn 
Stuards duryng the seid tyme Thomas pontcsbury the yongei 

1 Owclic or ouch a clasp, bucklei fibuixi n brouchi (Muri iy, \ /■.'. /). ) 
• A species of green wool Inn cloth unfiled aftei kendal in \\i>:m> nl.n d, tl 
place ol manufacture. (Murray, A. A". /).) 


[fo. 88.] Henry 7 

( veare 



and William hochekys Whiche wardens & stuards byn 
svvoryn to there offices. 

6 men chosen Memorandum by the assent & c< ncent of all the 
to audite the brethiren is named & chosen sixmen brethiren of 

account , 

the same ffraternyte to here the accompte of the 
affore named old wardens that is to wyt John Gittyns the 
eldir Richard lyster John doon John Skryven Richard 
Nicholas & Richard Vpton which six men & Neu Wardens 
have there warnyng opynly in the hall tappere at the seid 
hall at the our of viii in the friday then next ensuyng whiche 
vi men apperid in the hall of the seid ffraternyte in the 
Sotirsday in the viii day of April! And there laft in tresory as 
in money stres & dettes as parcels apperyth in the lef to fore 

xxiii 11 xiii s ix d 

Memorandum that the same day was deliverd to William 
Willyms & John Schetton ii keys for the coofyr in the hall 
Item to master Sugdon agret key & iiii small keys for the 
Tresorhowse Item to Richard fnytton ii keys of the Tre?or- 
howse Item to Thomas knyght oon key of the Tresor howse 
& the key of the tresor howse durre Item to William 
Wylyms i key for the tresour coofir 

Memorandum that the same Wardens have recevid in the 
coofir in the hall thes parcels foloing Item a baner Item a 
maser with a bond of silver ovyr gilt Item a girdill harnest 
with silver of William phelipps for iiir vi' 1 Item ii peuter 
pottes Item ii chargers of peuter Item vii covirs & ii 
candilstikks Item a peyre flaxen schctes & ii towels Item 
ii cressetts Item a scowring barell & a bond of yryn Item 
acubbord & a blake Jakkc Item ii boords & a forme in the 

1-197 \ 
[fo. 89.] Henry 7 0 1498 I ■ 

Memorandum that in the vigil of our lady in the adi 1 * 3 
of kyng henry vii th at a commin hall Thomas knyght is be 
comyn dettour to the ffraternyte of L" si Krr (or Richard 
hagur John baker & Roger mongomery truly to content it at 
his accomple going out ol his oMicr 

Item resting in his hands of his own fine w to be pai< 1 
the same day 

Vol. in., 4th Scries, vv 




Memorandum to be delivered to Thomas wall an obligacion 
uppon William Wyrall of the sum of l s Item an obligacion 
of Aiys banaster is dett of xx s 

Memorandum resting in Richard iister is hands of his fvnc 
xx s to pay ye very quarter vi s viii d till it be paied 
+ Memorandum deliverd to the hands of Richard mitton 
[ John baxter is distress for xvi s viii d 

Memorandum deliverd a girdill to William Phelipps late 
to pleche to the ffeleschip for iiii s vi d and rccevid of the same 
William ablue harnest girdill for the same monev conteynvng 
a bokle pendant & viii stidds and if it be not sufficient for the 
money the seid William hath promyst uppon his feyth with 
the telling of the seid wardens a sufficient distres for there 
discharge &c 

In the end of this booke is a Easement made in 
the 13 0 yeare of Henry 7 0 149S 

Memorandum that Thomas Wall then being Bailif of the 
seid ffraternyte hath accomptid to fore the master cS: wardens 
for ii yeres fully passed In the vigill of the annunciacion of our 
Ladi the virgyn in the xiiii th yere of kyng henry the vii lh 
. ffirste the seid Thomas hath accompted for the rent of 
Assize of XLvii 1 ' xvii s viii' 1 Item of viii' 1 of yeriy rent of aparcell 
of grownde in the Abbey fforict late at xii d by yere & setto 
ferm to Richard hulstyn for xx d by yere Summa for ii yeres 
xvi d Item of xii d of yerly rent of aparcell grownd setto John 
doon from Robard ap eignion is howse in the Corn market 
Summa ii s for ii yeres Item of xii 4 of yerly 

verte folium 
1497 I2\ 


[fo. 90.] Henry j° 1498 13 J ■ 

rent of Nicholas mascots howse setto Annyng mascot by 
writing Summa ii s Item of vi s vi' 1 of cncivsment of rent oi 
Richard wantenor place for the last half yere Summa vi" vi - 
Summa totalis for ii yeres XLviii 11 i\ s vi'' 

The rent of Assi/e with the increseinenta ... xi.viii' 1 i\ s \ i' 1 
Arreragc of the laste ii yeres to fore this 

accompte vi 1 ' ii" i*ob 

Summa totalis ... Uti' 1 xi^ vii 4 ob 



The same Thomas Wall askyth Allowans of divers 
decays as it apperith in billis of divers parcels 
for iiii half yeres ... ... ... ... ... xi 1 ' xiii s 

Summa ... xi 11 xiii s 

The same Thomas askyth allowans for divers rc- 
paracions doon nppon divers howsis for ii 
yeres last to fore this accompte as it apperith 
by parcels in diverse billis summa ... ... vi 1 ' xi' v d 

Summa ... vi" xi s v d 

The same Thomas askyth allowans of divers payments paied 
to divers places by the wardens assignement as in par- 
cels foloing it apperith etc 

Item paied to sir John Clune prist for hys serves ... vi H 

Item paied to Sir Thomas burghton prist for his 

serves ... ... .. ... ... ... xx s 

Summa ... vii 1 ' 

1497 la I 

[fo. 91.] Henry 7 148S (error j or 1/,9S) 13 I 


Item paied to Thomas hoord & his heyres for 

the chif rent of serten londs of the place In 

the Abbey foriet for ii veres ... ... xii" viii d 

Item to William Umfreston & his heyres for ii 

yeres ... ... ... ... ... ... vi s viii* 

Item to the Abbot of Schrouesbury for hoknall 

for pipers howse & Richard hulstytl for ii 

yeres ... ... ... ... ... ... ii" iiii d 

Item to our lady serves of Seynt Maris for the 

Neu hall for ii yeres ... ... ... ii" 

Item to the Town rent for the Cornell howse in 

the corn market for ii yeres ... ... ii' 1 

Item paied for wax bering for ii yeres at Corpus 

Christi fest ... ... ... ... .... vii a iiii' 1 

Item paied for the mynsterell reward for ii yeres vi" viir 1 

Item paied for bred ale & chese l< Waxberers 

in tyme of ii yeres procession ... ... in* iiii' 1 

Item paied for abrckfaste to the Neu Wardens 

i\: old & odre of cowncell for acommpn well ir \' 1 

Item paied for wyne in tyme 01 procession to 

Thomas pontesbury tor 11 yeres ... ... \* 



Item paied for acapias 1 c\ r scrveng therof uppon 

John baker siuertie for Richard hagur ... viii' 1 

Item paied for ii keys to the tresour howse 

dune & cofir.ii ... ... ... ... iiii d 

Item paied for wood to the poore people aftura 

lood yevery howse in the yere for ii yeres xiii s vi a • 

Item paied for corn to the poore people after a 

buschell the monyth for ii yeres ... ... xiir viii ,! 

Item paied in redy money to the poore people 
for ii yeres that is to wit for a ciiii weeks 
yevery howse occupied i d ... ... vi H xi s xi d 

Item paied for costs to Elsmer ... ... viii (l 

Item for wyne at the agrement atwyxt atenant 
of the place & Thomas Skryveners ser- 
vaunte ... ... ... ... ... viii d 

Summa ... x 1 ' xi s v d 

I497 12, 

[fo. 92.] Henry 7 0 1498 13/ > eare 

Item paied for wyne gevyn to mastur Straunge ... x' 1 
Item paied for acapias & sealing uppon Roger wyrall 

& hugh bent siuerties for stuards money ... iiii' 1 
Item for the baylis ffee for ii yeres ... ... ... xl s 

Item for Richard Egge ffee for ii yeres ... ... xx s 

Summa ... iii 1 ' xiiii d 

Summa totalis for ii yeres xxxviii 1 ' xvii 5 And so the same 
Thomas restith in arrerage of xv 1 ' ,xiiii s vir'ob. of the 
whichc is paied at this accompte to the Wardens hands 
in money iiii 1 ' In distresses Amascr asilver & harncs 
girdill colour sangwen of William ffalkes X s ix d Item 
a bras pot of Thomas palmer at xxix 1 ' wyght for iiii* 
Item a bras pot of howell mehverley in wyght xxix 1 ' & a 
half & a coote of mayle for x s Item abras pot in wvght 

3 maslin iii masklyrr basons of Thomas marchall for 

vii" vi d Summa paied as apperith be fore in money 

1 A writ of Capias commanding tin officer lo arrest the body of the person 
named therein. (Murray, .V. S. /).) 

- Masklvn or Maslin, from the A-S. A/tCSltH or A/.rs fVrN, btOM ^ I latti n, l>v 
derivation signifying a mixed metal. 



& distresses v" xii s iii d And soe the same Thomas 
restith in arrerage as yet to the sevd ffraternyte in 
x H ii s iiii d ob. 

Memorandum that yevery of xiiii Aumise howsis most 
have yevery yere i lood wood 

And the gret hail of the same i buschell corn for yeverv 
monyth in the yere 

Memorandum that the gret hall of the Aumis howse most 
have yevery yere xii loods wood 




1497 12) 
[fo. 93.] Henry 7 0 1498 13/ 

Memorandum that this is the accomptes of the afornamed 

Wardens for ii yeres last passed uppon the aforeseid 

accompte of Thomas Wall of there receyts & pavments 

during tyme of their offices &e 
The same wardens charge them self with 

the arrerage of Thomas trentham lar- 

ans hosier John gittynsthe yongur & 

Richard dicher late wardens of the 

same ffraternyte sum therof is ... xxiii' 1 xiii s 
John hopton as aprentes in there yere made 

brodir & paied for his fine ... ... xiii- 

Item for his wyne ... 

A whole William gittvns as a forener is 

brother made , , " , , , . , 

paying 26 s 8 a made whole brodre cc paied 
to fyne 
Item for his wyne 
Rorcdle buyston as aprentes is 
made whole brodre & paied 
to fyne 

Item for wyne ... ... ... viii 1 ' 

hugh Eyton as aforcner is made 

brodir c\: paied to fyne ... x\iiii s Niii' 1 

Thomas Seymper is made a 
whole brodre as aforener 
paied to fyne ... ... XXVI 1 viii- 1 

Item for his wyne ... ... xvi 1 

Roger Sadler for his fyne in disobcyhg the 
ser\-es of StUttl'dschip alter tyine ol llis 
eleccion .. ... ... ••• ••• xl j 

as forrener 

xxvr vur 

xiir 1111.1 

A fiurencr 
niacie free 

A forrenner 



Richard lister for his fyne for lakke of ser- 
ves of stuardschip to for the office of 
warden ... 

Recevid by the hands of Thomas Wall in 

Summa ... xxxiii 1 ' ix s i d 

[fo. 94.] Henry 7 0 1498 

Item the within named Wardens have re- 
cevid for ii Trynyte Sondays offering 

Item recevid of Stuards money by William 
hochks ... 

Summa totalis of the Wardens charge is xxxiii 1 ' xix* i' ! 

Summa totalis for ii yeres xxxiii 1 ' xix 8 i d wherpf is paied for 
the ffirst Ester]diner above the Commonis xx s iiii d Item for the 
second Estur diner xx s i d above the Commonis Item for 
wyne of v neu brediren ii s tx d Item for wood to the poore 
people for one ye re xiii* Item paied to Sowders by the k} r ngs 
Command to blak heth & cornevell 1 v H xiiii 8 And see the 
seid wardens levvn to the seid ffraternite in tresory as in redy 
money pleges cS: dettes as in parcels foloith and be syde'the 
same iii bills of severall dettes of the both hall- owing to the 
ffraternyte xxiii 1 ' Thomas Wall is arrerage as in the ssut of 
his accompte x 1 ' ii s iiii l, ob Item iiii yards & a half tawny 
cloth with an owche of goold of John baxter the yongur for 
xvi 8 viii d Item Roger Sadler is in det of his fyne hi" iiii d 
Item in the hands of Thomas knyght xx s for his own fyne 
Item in the same Thomas hand for John baker — L a Item 
in William worals hand recoverd in the courte uppon 
Roger vvorall & hugh bent L" Item in John gittyns the 
vongur hand 

1497 12) 

[fo. 95-] Henry 7* I3J y 

uppon the rest of an obligacion for olyver banastci 
Item in William hocheks hand of the rest of his Stuards 

1 "Coat ami conduct/' money for the local levies sent against Perkin VVai 
beck and the Cornish insurgents. 

- Hie hall of the Gild Merchant of the town as distinct from tin- various differ 
e minted fraternities. Actually the Gild Merchant absorbed the town government 
in most localities and the Booth Hall became the Town Hall. ( />. the Vo III 
of Edinburgh* 

XL d 

iiii 11 

y yeare 

ii s vii d 
vii 8 v d 



money xxii 8 vii d Item in Roger doon is hand of his Stuards 
money xviii 8 ix d And soe restith in the bag sealid in redy 
money with Thomas Seymper fyne Richard lister xx fi and 
ir iiii d recevid of Thomas Wall parcell of his arrerage 
summa ix h vi 8 viii d The whole Sum remaynyng as in redy 
money & detcs as here to fore doth appere and due to the 
ffraternyte comyth with distresses as in the sut of the Daily- 
is accompte to Xxxi" iii d ob. 

Memorandum resting in the place asangwen harnest girdill 
with silver of William phelips for iiii 8 vi d 

Memorandum resting in the place ii grene harnest girdils 
with silver of John baretts with xi stidds for 

Memorandum the iii bills of the boothe hall is det with 
thes girdils lys by syde the forseid summa of xxxi 15 iir ob. 

Memorandum resting in the place a maser with bond of 
silver over gilt of 



[fo. 96.] Henry 7 1500 15J J 

Memorandum that uppon thursday In the Estur weeke In 
the xiiii th yere of kyng henry the vii th by the assent and 
concent of all the brediren of the seyd ffraternyte they have 
chosyn Wardens John gittyns the eldur John doon Richard 
lister & William harbour as Wardens of the same ffraternyte 
for ii yeres then next foloing that is to witte from the ffest of 
thAnnunciacion of our lady In the aforseid xiiii th yere of the 
aforseid kyng that is to sey to the yevyn of the Annunciacion 
of our lady be for seid by ii yeres fully to be fulfil lid And for 
by cawse that Richard lister hath not served the office of 
Stuard schip he hath paied his fyne in hand xL d according 
to the woords of the composicion in that case ordevnyd And 
over this they have chosyn for stuards during the seid tymc 
Roger sadlcr & phelip overtoil whiche Roger denyed the 
serves thcrof & was put to his fyne of XL d , which ii fynys 
restith in the old wardens charge And Richard Nicholas is 
elect stuard And as well Wardens as stuards byn swhoryn to 
there offices 

Memorandum by the assent & concent of all the bred ire II 
is named & chosyn six men to here the withinnamnl ac- 
compte that is to witte hugh walker Edward hostel Richard 



upton Roger doon William hosier & Richard purser which 
Six men & Neu Wardens append in the hall of the seid 
ffraternyte in the ffriday next to fore the ffest of Seyrit George 
And there laft in Tresory as money distresses & dettes as 
parcels appcrith in the sut of the withinnamed accompte 

Memorandum that hugh Eyton was made brodir & is on 

Memorandum that Thomas Seymper was made brodir 
undur condicion he schuld stond as whole brodir & kepe 
procession on Corpus Cristi day & nevyr to occupie Schermen 
crafte if he doe contrary to stand as no brodre 

Memorandum that Thomas Seymper is fyrie is abatid of 
the wold wardens charge & restith & is to be charged uppon 
the new wardens summa therof to be abatid & by this entre 
the wold wardens to be dischargid & is ... ... xxvi s viii d 

Memorandum that the New wardens have recevid of the 
dett of Thomas knyght for John baker & Richard hagur 
xxv s And day is granted to Thomas knyght to pay V s yevery 
quarter till the full sum of xxv s be paied the seid payment to 
be gyn uppon midsomer day next ... ... ... xxv s 

Memorandum that Thomas Wall hath receved iii s iiii' 1 of 
suche money as was delyvcred to the forseid wardens iii" iiii' 1 

Item there remayneth of sory money receved of oold 
wardens... ... ... ... ... ... ... v s viii d 

Memorandum the xxv day of April was delyvcred to 
master Sugdon i grett key and iii small keys of the tresour 
house to John Gyttyns oon key of the tresour dorre to Richard 
lyster ii keys of the tresour eofur to John don i key of the 
cofur yn the hall to William Barbour ii keys oon of the cofur 
yn the hall & another of a Cofur yn the tresory 

M99 14) vcarc 

[fo. 98.] Henry 7 0 1500 15 J 

Memorandum that Thomas Wall thru beyng Baylyfof the 
seid ffraternyte hathe accomptcd to fore the mastyr & war- 
dens for ii yeres fully pn st yn the \ i;:il bf tin- Annuhciacion ol 
our blessed lad)- virgyn In the xvi"' yerc of kyng Hairy the vir 1 

[fo. 97.] Henry 7 0 


swhoryn & on paied of his fyne 

iii s iiii' 1 



ffyrst the scid Thomas hathe accomptcd for the Rent of 
assize for ii yeres as to fore specyfied — xLvii 1 ' xvii 5 viii d 
Item of vim 1 of encrece of an yerely rent goving owt of an 
house lyeing yn the Abbey fforiette & setto ferm to Richard 
hulston by Indentur Summa ii yeres — xvi a Item of xii J of 
encrece of an yerely rent of a parceil grownd setto John don 
from Robert ap Eignon house yn the corn market t Summa 
ii yeres — ii 5 

Item of xii d of encrece of yerely rent of Nicholas mascotts 
house setto Annyng mascott by wrytyng summa — ii 5 Item 
of vi 5 vi d of encresement of Rent of Richard Went nor place 
Summa ii yeres — xiii s Summa totalis for ii yeres xL\iii h xvi 8 
The Rent of Assise with the Encresements — xLviii 1 ' xvi s 
Arrerage of the last ii yeres to fore this Accompte — x u ob 

Summa totalis ... Lviii'" xvr ob 
The same Thomas asketh allowance of dyvers 
decayes as hit appereth by byllys of dyvers 
parcelles for iiii halfe yeres Summa ... xii 1 ' i Ii iiii d 
Summa ... xii h iiii s iiii d 
The same Thomas asketh allowance for dyvers 
reparacions don apon dyvers houses for the 
seid ii yeres past to fore this Accompte as 
appereth by bylls & dyvers parcelles ... xLvhr v' 1 

Summa . . xLviii 5 v d 

1 yeare 

1499 141 
[fo. 99.] Henry 7 0 1500 15 

ff The seid Thomas asketh allowance of dyvers payments 

payd to dyvers places by the wardens assignement as 

appereth yn dyvers parcelles toloyng 
Item payd to sir Thomas Burgh ton for his 

servvces for ii yeres past ... ... viii h 

Item pavd to Thomas hords heyres for chief 

rent of ccrtayn lands yn the Abbey ffor- 

iet for ii yeres past xii" viii d 

Item to William Umfrcston c\ his heyrcs 

for ii yeres vi» viii** 

Abbpisreit Item to the Abbey of Schrous- 
bury for hokmall for py per 
Vo\. III., 4th Series. 1 1 


howse & Richard hulstyn 

bowse for ii yere ... ... ii 5 iiii d 

Item to our Lady servys of seynt marys 

for the newe hall for ii yere ... ... ii s 

(Crossed through in ^f.S.J 
Item for the Town rent of the Cornell house 

yn the corn markett for ii yeres ... ii' 1 
Item payd for wax beryng for ii yeres at 

Corpus Christ! feest ... ... ... vii s ii d 

Item payd for bred ale & cheese to wax- 

berers for ii yeres ... ... ... iii s Lx d 

Item payd for wyn yn tym of procession 

for ii yeres ... ... ... ... vi* 

Item payd to a straunge mynstrell for 

Reward ... .. ... ... ... xii d 

Item payd for the mynstrell Reward for 

ii yeres ... ... .. ... ... vi s viii d 

Item payd to Richard Barbour & to John 

Barbour for the toppyng of certen 

torchees... ... ... ... ... v s ix d 

Item payd for the reparacion of tapyrs to 

our servyces ... ... ... ... vi d 

Item payd for colys when the wardens ass- 
embled to gedur ... ... ... iiii d 

Item payd ffor papyer to write apon ... i' 1 
Item payd for corn to the pore pepyll that 

ys to witte xxiiii bushell for ii yere ... xir i\ d ob 

Item yn wood to the pore pepyll aftur xiiii 

lode the yere & ix lode to the hall a 

yere summa for ii yeres ... ... xxix s x d 

Item payd in money to the pore ffolke for 

i yere <S: v wykcs ... ... ... lxx* \ii d 

Item payd for a Schetc & to the baryeng 

of Kate ... ... ... ... ..." xiiii d 

Summa ... xvi' 1 ix* v d ob 

1409 14) 

r r -1 t t „ r VCWC 

[to. 100. J rlenry 7 ^500 15 1 - 

Item payd to Ric hard furbour for the at rers 

of sir John Clou hyiv ... ... ... iir iiii' 1 


Item payd for the town rent under the 

wyle & att the Walsh yate for ii vere iiii d 
Item delyvered to Richard Nicholas vn 

money ... ... ... ... ... Hi* vi d 

Item delvvered to phelypp Seryven' yn 

money xxxiii 5 iiii d 

Item delvvered to the Stuards in monev 

for there fTyrst Estur dyner ... ... XX s 

Item pavd at dyvers metyngs by twixt the 

mastur the wardens & dvvers of the 

feleship Walter Bryan as welJ for 

mete & drynk & wyn Rewards to our 
vacat quia daves men horsse hvre, expences 

Lostea . . * 

to nampton with a Reward to 
mastur wylkes of wylnall (crossed 
through in MS.) ... ... ... xxxiii" vii d ob 

Item delyvered to the masiur at his furst 
goyng to london for Bryans mater 
for his costs ... ... ... .. xLvf viii d 

Item delvvered to the mastur & wardens at 
dyvers tvmes in redy money for the 
bysynesse of ther werkes ... ... viii' xviii 8 

Item for my fee for ii yeres every yere xv 

Summa ... ... ... ... ... xl* 

Sum ma ... xvii 1 ' x\ iii" ix'ob 
Summa totalis for ii yeres xlix xii d And so the seid Thomas 
resteth yn arrerage of ix ,: xv s ob of the which ys delyvered 
yn distresses a clothe stayned hangyng yn the hall price 
iii s vi d Summa paied yn distresse iii 4 vi ' And so the seid 
Thomas resteth in arrerage as yett to the seid ffhtternyte 
Summa ... ix 1 ' xi s vi d ob 
ff Memorandum that this ys the Accomptes of the forsetd 
Wardens for ii yeres past Anon the forscid accompte of 
Thomas wall of there Receytes & payments duryng the 
tymc of there Offices etc. 

M99 Mi vcarc 

[fo. 101.] Henry f° I50p l $r 
The same Wardens charge them sclffe with the arrerage of 
Richard mitton Thomas koyehfl Will yam WyllyitlS & 


John Schetton late Wardens of the seid ffraternyte with 

the Smnma of ... ... ... ... xxx 1 ' xix* ii 'oh. 

Item recevid for Thomas Seym per ffvn vvh« n 

he was made brother ... ... ... xxvi s viir- 

Item of harry Gyttyns ffvne as a prentice ... xiii s iiii' 1 

Item of Laurance Bromley ffyne as a prentyce xiii s iiii ■ 

Item of William hochykys in full payment of 

Stuard money ... ... ... ... xxii s vii d 

Item of the dette of Richard hagyr by the 

handes of T knyght ... ... ... xxv s 

Item of the seid dette of Richard hagvr by his 

own hand ... ... ... ... ... v s 

Item of the dette of William Worall by the 

hands of Roger Worall ... ... ... xiii s iiii 1 

Item of the seid dette by the handes of hughe 

bents wyfe ... ... ... ... ... xx s 

Item of the bayly Thomas Wall at dyvers tymes viii 1 ' xviii 5 
Item of the plegge of William ffalke for a maser 

& a gyrdyll x B ix d 

Item for the plegge of Thomas palmer a bras 

pott .,, ... ... ... ... ... iiii 8 

Item for the plegge of william ffclypps a 

Gyrdyll ... ° ... xii rt 

cuttout l0aUe Sum ma totalis of there charge ys xLvii 1 ' xii s ii d ob. 

Summa totalis for ii yeres ... xLvii" xii a ii d ob. 
AiikS n 6 Yyherof ys content & paid for the makynge of the 
hrwkinRstone Aulter vi 1 xiii s vi d Item for the brekvng of ston 

& caras: & on 

werkinen & Cariage of the same Ironwerk & to the masons 

o°:4 a u nS xiiii 8 xi d Item paid far the makyng of the taber- 

making nacle iiii' 1 vii s Item paid Water Brvan vn monev 

tabernacle 1 ... 

40700 onward xx marcs v 1 ' vi" viii' 1 Item yn expences to 
hampton c\: reward to mastur wylkes for his councell vir \ : 
Item delyvered to the Stuard yn redy money in 1 ' iir Item 
delyvered the mastur yn money for his expences to london & 
for the costes of laurance hosyer LV* ii' 1 Item paid for 
wrytyng dyvers tymes for the hysyncsse by twixt the feleship 
painted cloth & water brvan Item paid for a pevuted doth 

in the hall y n ^ e | ia ]j jjp v [»i [tcm paid for wvin- at the i* 
Estvr dyncrs above the wyne ol the newe brethren uvneii 



And so the seid Wardens leven in tresorv to the seid ffeieship 
As yn redy money xiiii* ii d Item in plegges & dettes as in 
parcells foloyng Thomas \\'all arrerage i: ' xi? vi d ob. as 
appereth in the ?soot of his Accompte Item in Richard 

1499 I4l 
[fo. 102.] Henry 7 0 1500 15/ >" eare - 

handes to phelypp Scryven of ther Stuards money v 1 ' 
Item in the hands of John Hoyt for the dett of 

Olyver banastur... ... ... ... ... xx s 

Item Thomas knyght owith for his ffyn unpayed xx s 
Item Thomas knyght owitfi for Richard hagur un- 
payed ... ... ... 1 ... ... ... XX s 

Item Roger Wyrall & hughe bents wyfe owen for 
the suerte of William Worall of his stuards 
money unpayed ... ... ... ... ... xvi s viii d 

Item Roger Don owith of parcell of his Stuards 

money ... ... ... ... ... ... xviii* ix d 

Item Richard Lyster owith for parcell of his ffvne 

unpaid ... ... ... ... ... ... xx s 

Item ther remayneth yn the tresorv the plegge of 
John Baxter a remenent of clothe a noche of 

gold for xvi" viii a 

Item resteth in the place the plegges of Thomas 

marshall vii s vi*' 

Item resteth the plegges of howell melvern for ... x v 
Item a peynted clothe of Richard egges plegge for iir vi d 
Item Roger Sadler ys yn dett for his ffync yn that 
he wold nott serve the office of Stuardship 

Summa Ill* iiii d 

Item resteth yn the place an Almery of R. llccher vi* viii* 
ff And so the wholl Sum remayneth as yn redy money dettes 
& plegges with the arrcrage of the bavlys Accompte due 
to the fftaternytc as to fore appereth xxiii 1 ' viii" ix*ob. 
Summa ... xx\ft % VMl" lVob. 

Memorandum that Thomas Wall hathc payd for the fytsi 
Estur dvner above the commens & above \\ which he 
was allowed vn his accompte ii 1 vi ' Item the tetd 

Thomas hathc payed lor the Second Estur dyner Above 



the Commens xxii s iiii d Item payd for a brekefast at 
the accompte of the Wardens xii d ... ... xxvii 5 x d 

And so every thyng allowed the seid Thomas vs in detted to 
the ffraternyte viii 1 ' iii s viii d ob Item ther remayneth to 
the feleshipp yn dettes & plegges as to fore wryten xhr 
xvii s iii d Summa totalis ... xxii li xi d ob 

Summa de claro ... xxii 1 ' xi d ob 

1501 16) yeare 

[fo. 103.] Henry 7 0 1502 17J yeare 

Memorandum that uppon the thursday yn the Estur 
Wykke yn the xvi th yere of kyng harre the vii th by the assent 
& consent of all the bretheren of the ffraternyte they have 
chosen wardens hughe Walker John lloyt Robert Wooton & 
Wyllyam hosyer for terme of ii yeres next ffoloying And 
finis iiiMi i' 1 for by cause that Robert Wooton hath not served 
the office of stuardship he bathe payd his ffyne 
in hand iii s iiii d And ovvr this they have chosen stuards for 
the seid terme Richard pureed Roger phelypps And as well 
Wardens as stuards weren [?] sworn &c 

Item by the assent & consent of the seid ffraternyte ben 
chosen six men to here the within named accompte that ys 
to wytte Richard mytton Thomas knyght Richard Dichcr 
John Schetton Roger Don William hosyer which six men 
appered yn the hall with the newe wardens And there lafte 
yn tresory as appcrcth in the ssutt of the seid accompte &C 
Memorandum the Xcwe Wardens have reccved the seid tym 
iii bylls of the bothc hall dett Summa xxxi 1 ' iii d ob 

Item the seid wardens receved the band prynt & plates 
of a maser of sylver & gyltte vveyng — v unces & a quarter. 

Item they receved the harnesses of ii Gyrdylls weyng vi 
u nces 

Memorandum the last day of triarchy the xvii"' yere of the 
rayne of kyng harry the vii th Thomas hosyer w as made brodur 
as aprentes & payd lor hys fyne in bond ... xiii" iiii ' 
and for hys wyne... .... ... ... ... viii' 1 

Also the same day John bayly that was dwellyng in the 
polle was made brodur as aforyner & payd for hys fyne in 
bond ... ... ... ... ... ... xxvi" viii' 1 

and for hvs wyne ... ... ... ... xvi' 1 



Also that same day was made for to be mastur Rychard 
atnvtton <Sr sworn 

Memorandum on fryday next eftur Corpys Crestv day in 
the same yere edward knygth was made brodur as aforyner 
and payde for hys fyne ... ... ... ... xxyi 5 viii d 

also for hys wyne ... ... ... ... ... xvi d 

Also the same day Thomas Wetheford was made Brodur 
as a foryner & payd for hys fyne ... ... xxvi s viii d 

also for hys Wyne ... ... ... ... xvi' 1 

1501 16) 
[fo. 104]. Henry 7 0 1502 i;/> eaie 

Memorandum that Thomas Wall then beyng Baylyf of the 
seyd ffraternite hathe accompted to fore the mastyr & 
wardens ffor ii yeres fully past in the vigil] of the Annunci- 
ation of our Blessed lady Virgyn in the xviii th yere of the 
rayne of kyng harry the vii th ffyrst the savd Thomas hathe 
accompted for the rent of assise ffor ii yeres as to fore 
specified xLvii 1 ' xvii s viii d Item yiii d of encrece off an yerly 
rent grovng owt of an house lyeng in the Abbey foriett & 
setto ferm unto Rychard hulston by Indentur summa ii yeres 
— xvi d 

Item xii d of encrece of an yerely rent of 

necholas Maskotts house setto Annyng 

maskotts By wrytyng Summa ii yeres ii s 
Item vi 8 vi d of encrece oi Richard Wentnor 

place Summa ii yeres ... ... xiii' 

Item viii" of an encrece of an ycrely 

rent of an house in the cokcschotc 

Setto John hordelay by wrytyng summa 

viii' Summa totalis for ii yeres ... xLix 1 ' ir 
The Rent of Assise with the encresements xLix 1 ii' 
Aneage of the last ii yeres to lore this 

accompte ... ... .viii 1 ' iir viii*6b 

Summa totalis Lvii 1 ' s viii''ob. 
The same Thomas asketh allowance of 

dvvcrs decays as hilt appureth by 

In lK s bfdyvcrs paroeiles for i ami haJffu 

yeres Summa KIM 1 ' \iir \* 



The same Thomas asketh allowance for 
dyvers reparacions don apon dyvers 
houses for the sayde ii ye res past to 
fore this accompte as appereth by byll 
tS: dyvers parcellcs 


x d ob 

Sum ma xxxiii 8 x d ob. 

[fo. 105.] Henry 7 0 



The sayd Thomas asketh allowance of dyvers payments pavd 
to dyvers places by the wardens assigment as appereth 
in dyvers parcelles foloyng 
Item payde Sir Richard furtune for vii cjuarters vii 1 ' 
Item payd Thomas hords heyrys for chief rent 
of certayne lands on the Abbey foriett for 
ii yeres past ... ... ... ... ... xii s viii d 

Item payd William Vmfreston for ii yeres ... vi s viii d 

Item payd to the abbey for hokmall for pyper 

house and Rychard hulston howse for ii yere ii 9 iiii (I ' 

Item payde our lady servyce for ii yeres ... ii s 
Item payd for town rent of the Cornell howse 
yii the corn marked for ii yeres with odur 
houses ... ... ... ... ... viii d 

Item payd for wax beryng for ii yeres at Corpus 

Christi fest vi s x d 

Item payd for bred ale & chese for ii yeres to 
Waxberers ... 

Item payd the mynstreli for ii yeres ... ... vi s viir 

Item payde yeryn barbur for topyng of xx" 

torches ... vi" 

Item payd John barbur for toppyng of x torches iiii' vi d 
Item payd John Colon barbur for x torches 

toppyng ... ... ... ... ... iii s iiii - 

Item payd the pore pcpull in money & wood iV 

corn for the space of ii yeres as appereth 

by bylls vii 1 ' xiii* i' 1 

Item payd for wyne at dyvers tymys when 

master goldsmyth \s v ith odui inourbecenes iiii 
Item payd Thomas Cowper for Wi \ t\ ng ii ded< s viii d 
Item for wyne the same day payd ... ... w 



Item payd for vyyne when master Rychard 

amyttyn was made master .., ... ... xiiii* 

Item payd for pyntyng of the Autur clothe & 
wyre cS: hokes & redylles 1 & spynd apon 
mastures knyght that tyme byng masturcs 
Sogdon ... ... ... ... ... v s ix f 

Item payd for makyng of the wax for ii yere to 

our autur ... ... ... ... ... vi' 

Item payd for loke & key to the coffur at our 

Autur... ... ... ... ... ... vi ( 

' Summa ... xvii !j xix 8 viii d 

1501 16; 
[fo. 106.] Henry 7 0 1502 ly] yeare5 

Item unto the Wardyn William hosyer in 
monay when he rode to london apon the 
matur by tyx Waltur bryan & ous ... iii 1 ' 

Item payde for wyne the Sonday next eftur 

Corpus Christi day the ferst yere of our offys iiii s iiii' 

Item payd on Corpus Christi day last past for 
wyne and waffurys and apulls bred & ale 
Summa ... iiii s ' vi' 

Item payd the Sonday next eftur yn the Sex- 

turry ffor wyne waffurys & apulls... ... iiii* ii' 

Item spynd apon master Syr Gylbart talbott yn 
wyne dattes & comffets with the spenses 
apon hys syrvands at evenyng cS: mornyng 
Summa ... ... ... ... ... IX 1 viii' 

Item payd for Wyne & bred at etyng of the 
Vennesson that master talbot Send at ii 
tymys Summa ... ... ... ... x K iiii 

Item payde for a new aube 2 & ii amyyses & for 
rcparacion of ii Ycstemcnts & taylurs hyre 
Summa ... xxiii 5 

Item payd for newe sieves unto an auhc & 

wessyng & sowyng ... ... ... ... VII 

Item payd for wessyng all the yere of autur 

clotheys with aubys & sowyng then agnnc viii 

1 Riddels or curtains. Here obviously Alt u curtains, 

a A new aU> ami two amice.. 

Vol. III., 4th Series, 1 1 



Item payd for paper . iiii' 1 

Item payd at the hoffryng at the queries mass^ 1 
Item payd John crower for dressyng of the gret 

candylstekes ... ... ... ... ... „ vi d 

Item payd John bayly marchiond for that the 

place was yn dett unto hym Summa ... x s 
Item payd ffor a reward to them that browth 

the Yenesson ... ... ... ... ii" 

Item payd ffor past to the same Yenesson ... i'v 
Summa ... vi 1 ' xir! v d 

I 501 16I 
[fo. 107]. Henry 7- 1502 i7j>" eare 

Item payd for a tabull in the hail ... ... ... ii s 

Item payd the Stuards at ii Estures in monay ... xl- 
Item pavd for tyle that hath be spynd in dyvers 

places ... ... ... ... ... ... iii s 

Item spynd on Corpus Christi day at brekfast .. ii' J 
Item payd Robard Wootton for ail the fyrst 

Estur dener ... ... .. ... ... vi* 

Item hyt was agreyd to be allowyd for John 

henks and for John longyslow by a'l the 

phellesepe (sic !) Summa ... ... ... xxii R 

Item payd for bakyng of venyson... ... ... viii 1 

Item payd for bred & chese to the scheldyryn ... xii d 
Item for ii keys ... ... ... ... ... iiii d 

Item for my flee for ii yere even- yere x.\ s Summa nl 5 

Item Thomas Wall hath payd above the to Estur 

dynerys ... ... ... . x\xi s iiii d 

be syde the xl s above wryt\ n in bred & ale & schesse to the 
schelduryn at Corpus Christi. 
Summa totalis KLviii 1 ' v" v.iii J ob. 
Summa totalis for ii yeiys xi.viii 1 ' v s viii a ob. and so the 
savd Thomas resteth yn arrerage of ix' 1 of the which ys 
delyverd yn distreses of a womanys gon viii*, 

Summa payd yn distresses vtii" And so the sayd Thotmts 
resteth yn arrerage as yett to to the sayd Hraturnyte viii 1, xii\ 
The summa of Thomas Wails arrerage ys viii 1 ' .\ir. 

1 The Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul ol Elizabeth, rjmcn of licrm 
VII., who ciicvt culy in 15^3 in hi I 37th year. 



Memorandum that this vs the Accomptes of the fprseyd 
Wardens for ii yeres past apon the forseyd accomptes of 
Thomas Wall of ther Recevtes <x payments duryng the tyme 
of ther office etc. 

Item Receyved per me William hosyer the vii day of may 
anno xvi m ? xi ounces brokyn selver parte gyld & parte whyt. 

1501 16) 
[fo. 10S]. Henry 7 0 . 1502 i 7 J yeare 

The same Wardens charge them selffe with the arrerage of 
John Gyttyns the eldur John don Ry chard lystur William 
13arbur late wardens off the sayd ffraternete with the Summa 
of xxii- 1 xi d ob. 

Item Recevyd of Thomas hosyer ffyn when he 

was made Brodyr ... ... ... ... xiii s iii d 

f Item of John bayle of the poile ... xxvi 8 viii d 
forrenners - Item of Edward knyght xxvi s viii ,! 

v. Item of Thomas Wegeford ... xxvi' viii d 
Item of the dette of John 1 let t ... ... ... xx 8 

Item of the dette of Rye hard lestur ... ... xx s 

Item of ihe dette of Rye-hard hagur ... ... v s 

Item of the baylyff Thomas Wall ... ... iii 1 ' 

Summa totailis xxxii 1 ' v 6 iii d ob. 

Item Recevyd of edward knyght & Thomas 

whegeford for ther Wyne ii' viii d 

Item of edward knyght for that he was never 

stuard for hys fyne ... ... iii s iiii 1 ' 

Summa totalis for ii yeres xxxii 1 ' v" iii' 1 ob. wherof ys con- 
tent ec payed unto master bavlvffvs by the bonds ol robard 
Wootton when they wento london By tyx my lord Abbot & 
the tone In money iii 1 ' Item payd Waltur bryan 1>\ thehands 
of William hosyer & for the rekenere of the vvhryth of ryght 1 
with paymynts unto men of law mycostysand Waltur bryan 
as appereth by byll The Summa vii 1 ' xiir iir 1 Item thesayd 
wardens leven yn trcssure yn good nionay The Summa xvur 
iiii*- 1 Item in sory monay iiii" i' 1 Item yn plegges & dette as 

1 The Writ of Right) better known .is tlx- wiit 11 Praecipe," the OpWllrtf 
wotd of the form which it took when iHrcCted to i to\.»l ... iHttiBCt iiiin .1 

sei^noml court. It waa the necessary commencement si .» proprietary sctU n 
toi the recovery ol lands, 



parcells folyng Thomas Wall arerage viii 1 ' xii 8 Item a blew 
gowne for a woman in plcgge for viii 8 Summa viii*. 
Item payd the fferst estur dener above the brethren xxx s viii d 
Item pay for the ii estur dener above the bretheren xl" xi 

1501 i6\ 
[fo. 109.] Henry 7 0 1502 17/ - eare 

Item in the hands of Richard pursell & 

Roger phellepys ffor ther stuards monav \ h 
Reseyvyd of Roger Phelyppus L a on sonday 

after mehellmas day... 
Item Thomas knyght oweth for hys ffyne 

un payd ... ... ... ... ... xx s 

Item Thomas knyght for Richard hagur... xv s 
Item Roger Woswall for that he was surte 

for hys Brodur William Woswall on 

payd Summa ... ... ... xvi s viii d 

Item Roger don owith of parcells of his 

stuards monay ... ... ... ... xviii s 

Item remayneth yn the tresory the plege 

of John Baxtur a remnant of clothe 

a noche of gold for ... ... ... xxvi 5 viii** 

Item resteth yn the place the plcgges of 

Thomas marschall ... ... ... vii 8 vi a 

Item a plegge of howell melvern for ... x 6 
Item a pyntyd clothe yn the hall ... ... hi* vi d 

Item Roger Sadeler ys yn dett for his fvne 

yn that he wold nott serve the office of 

stuardschep iii s iiii J 

Item resteth yn the place an almcry of 

Rychard flecher ... .. ... \i s viii d 

Item yn Robard Wooton bonds yn monay xii 1 viii' 1 

Item yn the bonds of William hosycr ... \ s iiii* 

And so the wholl Summa remayneth yn redy monay dettt s 

and plcgges with arrerage of the baylys adcomptes that 

)-s to wytt hys accomp \s yn anvragc of and 

the rest yn dettes as yn the bonds of mastvrs the bavh (Ts 

del\ verd by the hands of Robard Wootton iii 1 ' with odlU 

deetes cV plcggesdnc- to the u in \ to as to fore appcrcth 

The Summa of xxiiii 1 ' x\ u 



1503 i8| 

[fo. tic] Henry 7 1504 19J >" eare 

Memorandum that the thursday yn the estur Wekke yn 
the xviii th yere of kyng harry the vii th by the assent & consent 
of all the bretheren of the ffraternyte they have chosen ward- 
ens edward hosyer edward knyght Rychard tyllay Rychard 
necculls for terme of ii yeres next ffolyng and for by cause 
that edward knyght hath nott served the office of stuardship 
he hath payd hys ffyn yn hand iii s iiii d and ovyr this they 
have chosen stuards ffor the seyd terme John Colle & hew 
Walkur the yongur and as well wardens & stewards wern 

Item by the assent & consent of the seyd ffraternyte ben 
chosen six men to here the with yn named Accomptes that 
ys to Wytte Thomas trentam John Schetton Rychard egge 
William barbur John bayly John forstur \\ nich six men 
appered yn the hall with the newe 'Wardens and ther lafte yn 
tresory as appereth yn ssutt of the seyd accomptes 

Item the Newe Wardens have receved the Seyd tyme in 
bylls of the bothe hall dett Summa ... xxxi 1 ' iii d ob 

Memorandum ther was delyverd unto the hands of our 
mastur Rychard amyttyn the xi day of may anno xv m0 iii° 
i g(r)ette key & ii small keyys of the grett coffur yn the 
tressurhowse Item yn bonds of master edward hosyer then 
beyng wardyn that tyme iii keyys Item yn the hondes ot 
edward knygh iii small keyys Item yn the bonds of Rychard 
tellay & Rychard necullas ii small keyys of the coffur yn 
the hall 


[fo. in.] Henry y° 1503 19 J yen re 

1504 20J 

Compotum Memorandum that yn the vigill of the annunci- 
acion of our blessed lady the xx ,h yere of tin: reign 
of kyng harry the yii th Thomas than beyng Bayiy 
to the said ffraternyte bathe accomptcd by fore 
Edward hosyer Edward knyght Richard tylley & 
Richard Nicholas for the termes o( 11 yereS fully 
by fore past i\c. 

Arrcra<-es fi'yrsl the seal Thomas most answar to the 

mastyr the wardens and to the said ffraternyte for 



Assise duo 
bus annis 


suche arrerages as he was endetted at his last 
accompte as appereth yn the ssutte of his said 
accompte Anno xviii° rregis henrici septimi 

viii!' xir 

Item the said Thomas Wail most accompte for 
a mannys gowne which was delyvered to hyin for. 
a distress Summa... ... ... ... viii" 

ft Summa of the arrerages ... ix 1 ' 

Item the said Thomas Wall than Bayly hathe 
accompted by fore the said Wardens for the Rent 
of assise of ii yeres fully past as to fore specyfied 
with the encresements of the same xLviii 1 ' xvi s 
ff Summa of the rent of assise for ii 

yeres with the arrerages ... ... Lvii 1 ' xvi* 

W 7 herof the said Bayly asketh his allowance for 
divers payments paid as well to the hands of the 
pore peple in redy money for Corne and Wodde as 
they vsually have receved of the said accompt and 
as for payments made by hym tor dyvers Repar- 
acions and for dyvers decayes of dyvers tenements 
to the said fraternyte be longyng for the termes of 
ii yeres aforesaidc as particulari foloweth and 

1503 18I 

[fo. 112.] Henry 7 0 1504 19J 

Payments the furst halffe yere 

Payments for ffurst the said Thomas asketh allow- 
chief rents r , , . , 
ance lor suche money as he paide 

to the prist for his yere stipend 

& wages ... iih h 

Item paid to the hcires of Thomas 


Item paid to William humfreston for 

chief rent 
Item for hokmall rent at the Abbey 


Item to our lady servyce 
Item paid for town Kent 

ff Summa ... fcii" ii' 1 

Item paide for papour 


vr lin 

111 Mil 


xi i* 





Item to John Barbour for toppvngof 

x torches... ... ... ... jiii K 

Item for beryng the light & Baner 

on Corpus Christi ... ... iiii s ii fl 

Item for Bredde ale & Chese to 

' childyrn the same day ... ... ir xi d 

Item to the mynstrcll to goo on pro- 
cession ... ... ... ... iii s iih' 1 

Item for wyne on Corpus Christi day 

to the ffeleshipp ... ... ... iii s viii d 

Item for Waffours the said day .. iiii f1 
Item for a matt to the hall ... ... ii d 

Item for pakthred ... ... ... i d 

Item for attachement of the hewster 1 iii' 1 
Item the said Thomas askethe for 

his yeres ffee ... ... ... xxf 

Item for the Expences of wyne abawt 

the bysyness of the wardens ... viii* 1 
ff Summa ... xxxix s viii rt 
Payments Item paid for xii Stryke 2 Corn to 
pore pepie the hall ... ... ... ... vi s ix d ob 

Item for xii lodys of woode to the 

said hall ... ... ... ... vii h vii*ob 

Item for xiiii lode of woode to the 

Rewe ... ... ... ... viii s ii rt 

Item paid in money to the pore folke 

for xxvi wykes ... ... .. xxxii 8 v*ob 

Summa ... Lv a ii f1 ob 
Summa totalis Above Writen ... ix' 1 vii" ob 

1503 lS\ 

[fo. 113] Ileury 7 0 150 ,| 19/ 

Dckaycs T n primis for the ooldc hall which ys in 
dekay ... ... ... ... - ... 

Item for the Scole howsc 


1 Hewster— dyer or colourei (Murray, .Y./-\A) The feminine suffix — tier 
would have lost all specific import by this date. The entry cannot refer to a 

legal ' attachment ' since the *xp< lulu in c is so small. Lu: hum rccu.l | kuni ol 

retaining fee given to the dyer employed l>\ the fraternity* 
a StiiUc. A measure (of com etc.) locally lynenytnoua with bushel. (V, 

Jackson, Shropshire Word Book*) 


Item for the howse late yn the tenure of 

Isabel cater ... ... ... ... iir 

Item for John Lonkeslowes house ... iiir 
Item for the prists chambre ... ... iiir \ 

Item for Sir John plevles chambre ... x 
Item for ii howses vndour the wvle copp iir 
Item for ii howses apon the wylecopp... vir viii* 1 
Item Nicholas ffurbour house ... ... x ri 

Item the Colver house & the Croft .. xii d 
Item ii tenements next the Walsh yate xiii" iiir 1 
Item a tenement some tyme yn the hold 

of Thomas Marshall ... ... vir vi d 

Item iii tenements over this Syde 

marshall place ... .. ... iiir vi d 

Item for a tenement that hoell melffourn 

hyld vi 9 

Item the tenement next to hit ... ... ii" 

Item for Clyburys Grownde ... ... iii" iiii' 1 

Item the grett howse yn the Corn 

markett ... ... ... ... x s 

Item the Cornell house in the Corn 

markett ... ... ... ... ix s 

Item a tenement yn the Knokyn strete xx" 

ff Summa ... iiii 1 ' x 9 viii d 
Reparacions i n primis for a just to a wall by twixt 

Sporyour & the borre ... ... viii d 

Item for a Standarte & ii cntcrdcsscs 1 

to the same ... ... ... ... v* 

Item paid for vi l>oadcs ... ... .. ii" ii d 

Item paid for clamstaffes & bordenayle iiii' 1 
Item for Spykyng and lathe nayle ... vii* 
Item paid for lathes ... ... ... vit d 

Item to a Carpenter cS; to his man for ii 

dayes ... ... ... ... ... lix* 

ff Summa ... vi" iiii 1 ' 

1 Intcrticc 01 Kntcnlcsc. Krotll IfttC I. tttteTttnfelt, win net EnttMtenftC Col 
ruptcil into Kntcuicsc etc. A puce ol tinibor ci nnectinn two vcit,. a 
pieces— an fn(ct tie. (Munny, \. /■/>.) Stand^tte here timely refett to am o( 
the uprightSt 



1503 1$} 

[fo. 114]. Henry 7 0 1504 igp Gare 

Reparacions t h e furst halffe yere 

Item for fcakyng down tyle & ledde 

undour the wyle ... ... ... vii d 

Item paid for a lok with a key to the 

said house ... ... ... ... iiii d 

Item paid for lathes & navies to William 

Strynger house ... ... ... iii' 1 

Item for naylyng dorres & windowes 

with bords in Schepiache ... ... iii* 

Item paid for a lok with a key to a tene- 
ment in the Barkerstret ... ... iiii d 

Item paid for makyng of a wall to the 

said tenement ... ... ... h d 

Item for dyvers reparacions of the sign 

of the Boorre ii B vi d 

Item for mendyng a steyre & dorres yn 

the church yorde ... ... ... iii d 

ff Summa iii s ix d . 

2nd halffe yere 
payments to ^ n primis paid to the pore peple in 
the pore peple money for xxvi Wykys for the 

halffe yere xxxif \ A oh 

ff Summa xxxii s v d ob. 

Dekayes J n primis for the oold hall vi fl viii d 

Item for the tenement next to the oold hall iii s 
Item for John lonkeslowes house ... iiii 8 
Item for the prists Chambyr .. ... iiii" vi 

Item for the lytyll house withvn the 

churchyarde ... ... ... ... 11 s 

Item for Sir John pleyles chambre ... ** d 
Item for ii tenements undyr the Wyle iii' \ i' 1 
Item for ii tenements upon the Wyle 

coppc vii" vm* 

Item for Nicholas furbour house ... x ' 1 
Item for the Colvyr house croffe ... xir' 
Item for ii houses next the VValshe vatc xii' Vl d 

Item for the pl.uc that marshal] held... vii" \\ A 
Item iii tenements on this syde maxschal) iiii" ^ 1 1 

Vol. III., 4th Series. GG 



iii ; 


i 9 P' eare 

ii s 


Item lor hoell melvyrley tenement 
Item for Clyburys grownde 


[fo. 115] Henry 7 0 1504 

Item for the great house yn the Corn Market 

Item for the Cornell house yn the same 

Item for a tenement withyn the knockyn strete 
ff Summa iiii 1 ' iiii s iiii d . 

Summa totalis of payments dekayes & Re- 
paracions of the ii fyrst halffe yeres 
amontethe Summa ... ... ... xx ! 

ff the Seconde yere. 

In primis paide to the prist for his Stipend... iiii ! 

Item paid to William humfreston foi chief 

Item paid to Thomas hord heires for chief 

Item paid for hokmall rent 
Item paid to our lady servyse of chief rent... 
Item for pakthred 

Item for Beryng the light & the baner on 

Corpus Christi day 
Item to a mynstrel] the said day 

Item to a nothcr mynstrell the same day ... ii" 

Item spend in wvne & vitalls the said day ... 

Item paid to my lord of Schrousbury mynstrell iii" 

Item spend on hym the said day 

Item for openyng the coffyr yn the hall 

Item paid to John Coly for Bredd & ale 

Item for my ffee ... ... ... ... x\' 

Item for Chesc to the Chyldyrn 
Item paid for the Tow n Rent . . 

Item spend at Brckefast when Seiche was 
made for Kvydcncc of the Cokshutt 





iiu u 


111 8 Yin 


iiii d 
viii 4 


15^3 lol 
[fo. 1 16] Henry 7 0 1 504 iq\ 

The Second yere 
Payments Item paid for malmesy to present my 
lady Straunee 

\ e.n t 

\ ir 


to the 
pore peplc 



1111 ■ 


Item spende yn horse mete at Ellesmer 
Item paid for a Soper the same night ... ii 
Item paid for horse hyre 
Item paid for malmesy to mydyll to the 

said lady Straunge ... ... ... 

Item spend at midyll the said day 
Item paid for a horsse hyre to midyll ... 
Item paid to master Sugdon Executors lv 

ff Summa ... ix 1 ' ix s v d 
In primis to the pore peple for 

lu wykes ... ... ... iii K iiii 

Item for xii lode to the hall of 

woode... efmmt .•<f.*©ifiS v " s x * 

Item for xi buschell Rye to the 

said hall vi s ix ,! 

Item paid to the Rewe for xiiii 

lodes woodd viii 8 hi' 1 

Summa ... iiii 1 ' vii s i' 1 

In primis for the Rcparacion of the 
New hall as appereth parcell 
mall by a Byll 

Item for the Reparacion apon the 
Cornell howse yn the Corn 
markett as appereth 

Item for the Reparacion at the Sign 
of the Borre as appereth by a 
Bill of Thomas wall xv fi 

Item for the Reparacion of William 
Stryngcr tenement as appereth 
yn lykc mancr by a byll ... ir 

Item for the Reparacion of the Ten- 
ement late yn the tenure of 
Richard Wentnore ii* 




in 1 


ff Summa 

car vnr 

[fa. 117] Henry 7 0 150 .} 

the iii a halff yere 

dekayes [ n primis for the oolde hall 


vcai c 

vr vnr 

242 the earliest book of the 

Item for the Tenement next to the said 

1 11 



Item lor John lonkeslowes tenement ... 

Item for the prists chambre 

iiii 5 

Item for the lytyll house withyn the 

churcheyard ... 

ii s 

Item for sir John pleyles chambre 

xx d ' 

Item tor 11 tenements undur the \\ vie ... 

iii 5 


Vl d 

Item for ii tenements apon the Wyle 

copp ... 

vii s 

vi ii 

Item for the Colverhouse crofte 

xn d 

Item tor Nicholas furbour tenement ... 

Item tor 11 tenements next the \\ alsne 





Item for the tenement that Marshall held 

V 11 

. -d 
\ 1 

Item for ii tenements this (syde) 


iiii s 

Item for hoell myllverley tenement 

vi s 

Item for Clybury Grownde 

iii s 

iiii' 1 

Item for the grett howse in the Corn 

markett x s 

Item for the Cornell house in the said 

market ii s iiii d 

Item for a tenement in the knokyn strete iii s iiii' 1 
ff Summa ... iiii 1 ' ii p viii d 

The iiii* halffe yere 
. Dekayes \ n primis for Colvyr house Crofte ... xii d 
Item ii tenements at the Walshe gate... x* x d 
Item for the tenement that marshall held vii* vi d 
Item for a tenement lyeng in the knokyn 

strete iii s iii 4 

Item for iii tenements on this syd 

marshall iiii 5 vi d 

Item for hoell milverleys house ... vi 1 


[fo. 118.3 Henry 7 0 *5°4 *9) ^ 

Dekayes Item for Clyburys Grownde ... ... iii 1 iiii d 

Item for the Cornell tenement yn the 

Corn markett ii" iiii' 1 



Item for the gret house yn the Corn 

markett .. x s 

Item for Nicholas ffurbour tenement .. x d 
Item for ii tenements apon the Wyle Copp vii s viii d 
Item for ii tenements undur the Wyle ... vi d 

Item for the oold hall vi s viii^ 

Item for a tenement next to the said hail iii s 
Item for John lonkeslowes tenement ... iiii s 
Item for the prists chambur ... ... iiii 5 vi d 

Item for the lytyll (house) yn the churche- 
•.yard ... ... ... ... ... ii 5 

Item for Sir John pleyles chambre ... xx d 
Item for the house yn the castell foriette iiii 5 
ff Summa ... iiii 1 * vi s viii d 
ff Summa totalis of the ii halffe yeres of the 
Second yeres as of payments dekayes with 
Reparacions ... ... ... ... ... xxvii 1 ' x s vi d 

ff Summa totalis of payments dekayes & Repar- 
acions for the ii yeres which Thomas Wall 
ys allowed of by the said Wardens ... xLvii 1 ' xvi" i d 
Arr(eragium) And so the seid Thomas Wall Bayly to the forsaid 
ffraternyte resteth in arrerage and yet Re- 
mayneth yn dette to them ... ix" xix s xr 

ff Summa ... ix 1 ' xix s xi d 

1503 lS l veare 

[fo. 119.] Henry y° 1504 19) - 

Memorandum that this ys the accomptes of the forseid 
wardens for ii yeres past apon the accompte of the for- 
seid Thomas Wall of there Rcccittes and payments 
duryng the tym of there Office 

The seid Wardens charge them selffe with 
the arrerage of hughe Walker John ilovt 
Robert Wootton & William hosyer late 
Wardens of the seid ffraternyte With the 
Summa xxiiii 1 ' xvii s vi d xxiiii 1 ' xvii* vi* 

Item the seid wardens Receved of Edward 
mynsturley for to be ad my t ted as a 

Brothel- & nottO folo the procession ... xl f 



Item of Rauff Walker to be admytted as a 

prentys ... xiii 5 iiii d 

Item of John Baxter for his plegge ... ... x s 

Item Resseved of Thomas Seymper for a ffyn vi s viii d 

Item Resseved for wyn of E mvnsturley & 

Rauf Walker xvi' 1 

Summa totalis of the wardens charge for ii yeres xx 11 viii £ x J 
Wherof ys payd for the furst and the ii d Estur dyner 
above the Recept as appereth by a bill xiJx 3 viii J Item 
payd for wyne the same dyners iiii 5 Item paid for 
Toppyng of the Torches to J harbour Th Barbour lS: to 
J Cotton vi s ii d Item for the mynstrells dyner to John 
Colly xvi d Item spend dyvers tymes drynkyng with the 
mastur & ffeleship ii- iiii d 

Summa payd ... iii 1 iir vi^ 

And so the seid Wardens charge clerely for ii yeres ys 

xxv 1 ' v s iiii ,! 

Summa ... ... ... xxv H v s iiii d 

Wherof Resteth in the hands of Rondull Byston 

of Stuards money ... ... ... ... l s 

[fo. 120] Henry 7 0 1503 19 Vyeare 

1504 20 J 

Item in the hands of Thomas Knyght for his ffyn 

XX s 

Item of the seid Thomas for plege of Richard 

hagur ... ... 

XV s 

Item in the hands of Roger Worrall sucrtc of 

William Worall 



Item in the hands of Thomas marschall a plege 

vii s 


Item in the hands of Roger don of his Stuards 

money ... 

xviii s 

ix 1 

Item a plege of hoell melverley a jakke ... 

X s 

Item an almcry of Richard fflecher plege for 

vi 9 


Item in the hands of William hosver 

V s 


Item in the hands of Robert Woton 



Item in the hands of Roger Sadler for hi< ffyn 

of stuardship ... 



Item an Obligacion of John Coly for bis stu 




Item in the hand of John II tt for a Bill of 

debentur ... ... ... .,, ... lx 3 

Item in the hands of John Baxter ... ... xvi s viii d 

Item in Redy money as well of iiii s vi d part therof 

sory money ... ... ... ... ... xii s x d 

ff And so the holl summa Remayneth in dettes c\: plegges & 
Redy money with ix" xix s xi d of the arrerage of Thomas 
Wall late Bayly which ys due to the seid ffraternyte 

xxv 1 ' v s iiii d 
ff Summa Rem(ayneth) ... xxv H v s iiii d 

Henry 7 0 20 yeare 

Memorandum the thursday in the Estur wyke Anno xx mo of 
kyng harry vii th by the assent of the mastur & Bretheren 
of the said ffraternyte they have chosen wardens Thomas 
Trentham Thomas Wythyford Thomas knyght & Rich- 
ard lyster for terme of ii yeres next ffolloyng & Thomas 
hosyer & Water Wetnall stuards And as well Wardens 
as the stuards ben sworn cSrc 

ff Item the seid day was delyvered to the mastur Richard 
mitton i grett key & ii small keys of the koffyr in the 
Tresour house Item to Thomas Wytheford iii keys 
Item to Th Trentham & to Richard lyster ii keys of the 
koffur in the hall Item to Thomas knyght 

1505 20) 

r V c a 1* e 

[fo. 121] Henry 7 0 1506 21/ - 

Compositio Memorandum that John fforster Bayley to the 
seid ffraternyte for the term of OOI1 at the 
annunciacion of our lady Anno xxi° hathc 
accompted by fore the mastur & the wardens 
and the seid John fforster accompted for the 
rent of assise for the seid with the Encres< - 
ment of the Newe rent... ... xxiiii 11 viii d 

Rent of Assise Summa Redditus Assise ... ... xxiiii 1 ' viir 

Allocatum Wher of the seid John asketh allowance for 
dyvers payments which hv hath payd duryng 
the seid yere as hereafter particulari flbloweth 
Payments ffyrst the seid Bayly payd to sir 
l0thcprist ^ ffortuneChapekwntotheseid 



ffraternyle for his holl yere 
servyce for that yere past ... iiii 11 
pore peple Item he payd to the pouer peple 
that yere past that ys to wytt 
every wyk xv (l Summa for 
the hooli yere ... ... in 1 ' v s 

Item more payd for xv lode of 

wood to the seid pouer peple viis vi 

Item delyvered to Chylton in 

woodd the foreseid yere ... V s iiii 

Item for xii Stryke Rye delyvered 
to the seid Chylton the seid 
yere ... ... ... ... vi R ix 

Summa ... viii H iiii vii d 

Item payd for Beryng Torches on Corpus Christi 

day... ... ... ... ... ... ... iii ? 

Item for Beryng of the Baner the seid day 
Item spend in Bred & ale to the wax herers ... xvii d 
Item for makyng tapurs to the aulter of the trynyte iin 
Item for Topping torches ... ... ... ... V s vin 

Item to the mynstrell on Corpus Christi day ... iii s iii' : 

Summa ... xiiii s V d 

Redditus Item payd to the hcres of Thomas horde 

rcSolutUS r 1 • r i '» 

for chief Rent \T vin 

Item to William Vmfreston for chief 

Rent by yere iii 9 iiii 1 

Item to Commen Sergeant for chief Kent 

to the town iiii d 

Item to the Abbott of Salop for hokmall 

rent xiiii d 

Summa ... xi s vi a 

1505 2o| 
* * vcaro 
[fo. 122.] Henry 7 0 1506 2 1 I • 

Reparacions Hem the seid Bayly hathc matl(^ dyvcrs 

reparacions this yere ... ... ... ix* H 

Item for paper that he spe nd this yere ... 1 
Summa ... i\ H ii d 



YESus" 8 Item the 5eiJ Ba - vl - v desjreth allowance for serten 

tenements which be sett to a snaller Rent 

then they have be 
In primis a tenement in dogiane in the 

hold of Richard leche some tyme at 
/ xiiii s by yere & nowe at X s ... ... iiii s 

Item the lands in harlescott some tyme 

at xvii s nowe xiir iiii a ... ... i i i - viii d 

Item a tenement in the Castell fforriett 

at xx s and nowe viir .. ... ... xir 

Item John Banestur tenement at xiii s iiii d 

Receved x s ... ... ... ... iii s iiii d 

John lloyt wever tenement at xiii s iiii ,! 

Receved x s ... ... ... ... iii s iiii d 

Nycholas ffurbour tenement at vr \iii <l 

Receved iii 3 iiii d ... ... ... iii s iiii' 1 

Item the newe tenement in the Corn 

market at xx s Receved X s ... ... x 6 

Item a parcell of Grownd by the seid 

place: John don nihil ... ... xii a 

Item a tenement with Gardens of William 

phelipps at x* Receved viii 5 ... ... ir 

Item a Tenement of Jone hopley at viii" 

Receved vii s ... ... ... ... xii a 

Summa ... xL.iii s yiii d 
Dckay of \ n primis the old hall some tyme at ... xiir iiii* 
Item a Tenement next the hall some tyme viir 
Item the prists Chambur some tyme ... ix s 
Item a tenement next the prists Cham- 
bur some tyme ... ... ... viir 

Item Sir John pleyley chambyr ovyr the 

hall of the almeshouse ... ... iii" iiii'' 

Item ii tenements undyr the Wyle ... vir 
Item a tenement In seynt Mary Churcbeord iiii" 
Item the tenement next the Hone ... viir viii'' 
Item iii Cotages next Scheplache ... xir 
Item iiii Gardens by hynde the vvalles 

quondam ad vi" viii' 1 ... ... ... V 1 x'' 

Item the howse of hoell melvern ... xvir 

Item iii Cotages next to hit ... ... xir 

Vol. III., .ith Series. 'I" 



Item ii Cotages in the Knockyn Strete ... vi 9 viii d 

Item ii Tenements next the Walshe Gate xiii iiii 

Item atenement on the Wyle Copp ... vir 
Sum ma ... vi 1 ' xv s ii fl 

[fo. 123] Henry j° 




Rent not 

deb i turn 



Item the seid Bayly askcth allowance ot 

Rent of Richard mitton 
Item in the hands of John Gyttyns 
Item of Edward KnygHt Rent un payed 
Item of Richard dycher Rent not payd 
Item of Water Wettnall Rent not payd iiii 5 viii' J 
Item of Clebury Grownd 
Item of Richard Ponsbury of Calys 

Item of William Otteley 

Item of William Phelypps 
Item in the hands of Thomas Wryght 
Item in the hands of Robert meyles , 
Item in the hands of Richard Edge 
Item in the hands of John Schetton . 

xvi viir 
v s viii d 

X s 

xvi d 

vr vi n 
iiii 1 " 

Vr viii' 
viii s 
viii 8 
viii L 

iii 8 

Item in the hands of Mafgett marschall 


Summa ... iiii 1 ' ix s vi d 
And so the said John fforster resteth in dett to the 
seid ffraternyte for this yere xx 8 
Summa ... . xx H 
Wherof he askcth to be allowed for his yere? ffee 

xx" *W 
and so the seid John owith clere nihil 
Summa ... viii s vi d 
Composicions item the vigill of the annunciacion of our lady 
Anno xxii° llenrici Septhni Rogerdon D li \ '. ■ 
to the said ffraternyte acconipted to fore the 
master <S: wardens (ov thr ii" yere afore 

Item the said Bayly most accompte for Rent ol 

Kent of 


assise that yere ... xxiur viii 
Summa ... txiiil" viii" 
Wherof the seid Bayly askcth allowance ol dyvers paynv nf - 
which he hathe payd as pal t iculai s heixaftei shall follows 

1505 20) 

[fo. 124] Henry 7 1506 21/ ^ eare 

Payments to ff urs t the seid Bayly hath payd to 
tie pnbt the prist ffor his stipend of this 

yere past ... ... ... iii 1 ' xvi s vi d 

Payments to 'Item payd to the pore peple in 

the pore . . , .... 

peplc money every sonday r ... XL viii 

Item to the seid pore peple x lodes 

of woode ... ... ... v 8 

Item to Chilton xiii lodes wodd .. vi s 
Item to the seid Chilton xii Bushell 

Rye ... ... ... ... v s ii d 

Summa ... vi 1 ' xiii s iiii d 
Item payd to the Berers of the wax on Corpus 

Christi day ... ... ... ... ... iii s iiii d 

Item to the baner berer the same daye ... ... iiii' 1 

Item to the mynstrell the seid day 
Item for pakthrcd & Erbys (herbs) the seid day 

Summa ... vir i d 
Owte Rents Item payd to heyrcs of Thomas hord 
for chief Rent 
Item to William Umfreston heires for 

chief rent ... ... ... ... iii' iiii" 

Item to Com men Sergeant for Town 

Rent iiii d 

Item to the Abbot tS: Bayly for hok- 

mall Rent ... Xlili d 

Reparacions Item payd to Thomns Tawne for viii ml 
& ix° schynguls ... 
Item payd for the hewing & leyng of 

them ... 

Item payd for a pece of Tymbre ... iii s 
Item for a pece of Tymbre of Richard 

Egge ... xx d 

Item iii peces tymbre of Nicholas 

waryng & [ohn fforster ... ... ii 1 ir 

Item for a m' lathes ... ... ... iii v iiii' 1 

Item payd for dyvcrs Reparacions 

apon serten tenements ... ... 1 \i* \iii''v^b 

Summa ... vi li X> in Iiirob 



Mynyshyng Item the seid Roger asketh allewance for dvven 

of Rents . . . „ 

tenements which were at more Kent at tymes 

past & nowe at lasser Rent 
In primis a tenement in the castell ffor- 

iett at xx s & nowe at ... ... x' 

Item a tenement of Kateryn sewster at 
. . vii s & now iiir .. ... ... iii" 

Item Nicholas furbour payeth iii s iiii d 

some tyme vi s viii d ... ... ... iii 5 iiii ; 

item Richard leche Wright tenement 

at xiiir & now paith x s ... ... iiir 

Item a tenement of Jone ffrvser at viii 6 

& nowe at iiir ... ... ... iiir 


1505 20) 
[fo. 125] Henry 7 0 1506 21 f 

Item the Gobler tenement some tyme at 

viii s & paythe ... ... ... iiir 

Item a tenement with Gardens of Will- 
iam phelips at x a . Receved ... ... viii" ii d 

Item the newe place in the Corn market 

at xx ? Receyved ... ... ... x v 

Item a parcell of voyd Grownd bysyde 

the newe place nihil ... ... xii d 

Item dyvens lands in harlescot some 

tyme xvir Reccyvcd xiir iiii' 1 .. iii 8 viii - 
Item Jone hoplcy tenement at viii" 

Recevd vii" ... ... ... ... xir 

Sum ma ... stLvi* 
Dekayes l n primis the old hall this ycre... ... xiii* iiii 1 

Item Sir Richard fortune chambrc ... ix" 
Item Sir John pleyleS chambrc over the 

hall of the almeshouse ... ... iii" iiii' 1 

Item ii tenements under the \V\ le ... vii" 

Item tenement next the Borre ... . . viii* viii 4 

Item iii tenements in Scluplachc ... xir 
Item hoell melvern' tenement ... scvii" 
Item iii C otnges n( xt tot i 1 « s< id tenement xir 
Item ii Cotages in the knokyn Stretc ... \r viii 4 
Item a tenement at the Wrtlschc VatC .. \i" vnr 



Kent not 


Item a Crofte in Sutton lane for halff 

a yere... ... ... ... ... ii s 

Item the Colvyrhouse crofte for halffe 

yere iiii* 

Summa ... v h xx d 
In the hands of Richar'd mitton this yere xvi s viii d 
Item in the hands of John Gyttyns ... iii" viii d 
Item in the hands of Edward knyght ... x s 
Item Cleburys Grownd ... ... .. vi s viii d 

Item Richard ponsbury of Calys for his 

place ... ... ... ... ... iiii 5 

Summa ... xLi" 
Item the seid Bayly asketh for his ffee 

this yere ... ... ... ... xx s 

Item the seid Bayly payd for a Breke- 

fast at the Borre xix d 

Summa ... xx s Item xix d 
And so every parceil allowed to the seid Bayly 


Summa arreragiorum 



Accompte of 
the Wardens 


[fo. 126] Henry 7 0 1506 21 J 

Memorandum that this ys the accompte of 
Thomas Trentham Thomas Knyght Thomas 
Wythyfford & Richard lyster wardens for ii 
yeres past apon the accompte of John fforster 
Roger don of theyr Recent s & payments 
durvng the tymc of ther OiTice 
The seid wardens charge them selffe with the ar- 
rerage of Edward hosyei Edward knyght 
Richard Tylleley & Richard nycholas late 
wardens of the seid firatcinyte with the 

Charge of 
the apreiac;c 
of the old 

Summa of 

Item the seid wardens charge them selffe with dyvers ReccptS 
of money that they have reccved of dyvers perrons and 
also for the ft'ync of newc Bretheren which hen admitted 
of the flelcschip as here aftur folowith 

char K .sof i n prints Reccved of William Janyna 

thcKcceptcs for hj . ffyne tQ W aJmyttcd a 



XXVI s Vlll d 




xxvr v 


XXVI" VI 11 

Brother of the ffraternyte & to 

ffolo the procession 
Item Receved of the seid William the 

day of eleccion for vvyne ... 
Item Receved of Edward Bent for lyk 

ffyne to be admitted Brother & to 

ffolo the procession on Corpus 

Christi day 
Item receved of the seid Edward Bent 

for wyne ... 
Item receved of William Watur for his 

ffyne to be admytted a Brother & 

to ffolo the procession on Corpus 

Christi day 
Item receved for his wyne the day of 


Item Receved of William Barbour 
Clerk for his ffyne to be admytted 
a Brother & to ffolo the procession 
Item Receved of hym for his wyne the 

day of eleccion 
Item Receved of Richard ScryveiV for 
his ffyne to be admitted a Brother 
& to ffolo the procession 
Item for ii Galons of Wyne the day 

of eleccion... 
Item Receved of Olyver Vaghan for 
his ffyne & as prentes to be ad- 
mytted a Brother & to ffolo the 
Item Receved of the seid Olyver for ;i 

Galon Wyne 
Item Receved of Rondull Byston for 

stuards money ... ... "... L 1 

Item of John Coly oi his Obligacion 

for his stuard money ... ... xxxvr viii 

Item of John Gyttyns for Thomas 

Wall dett a sylver pece ... ... \\ F 

xvi 1 

xxvr viii 


Xllr iiu 


Memorandum . 

parccii oi iii" item receveU ;i Bill oi uebentcr tin 
paid to the Summa 




And so the seid wardens stand charged 

for ii veres in ther tyme with .vxxix 1 * vi s 
Summa of the holl charge ... xxxix vi 5 

1505 20 -1 

[10. 127,] Henry ;= 1506 21 J - eare 

Memorandum the said Wardens discharge them of parcel! of 
there hooil Charge for dvvers payments whiche thev have 
paid to dvvers persons as particuiari folowiih here attur 

In primis in Redy money to the ii Stuards C £ 

Item land to the Commens & Baylyfts of 
the town in redy money xl 5 and by a 
Byllxx 5 ... ".. ... ' ... iii K 

Item paid for the ffurst Estur dyner above 

the Recepte ... ... ... ... xxxviii 5 

Item for wyne the same day ... ... vii s iiii d 

Item paid for the ii d dyner above the Re- 
cepte of bretheren ... ... ... L s 

Item for Wyne the same dyner ... ... vi s iii d 

Item paid in money to sir Richard ffortune 
for his wages which Thomas Wail was 
allowed of in his accompre ... ... xlvi s vui d 

Item paid at dvvers tymes for Wyne for 

the mastur & Wardens ... ... iiii* iiii d 

Summa of payments ... xv : xii s vii d 

And so as yett the said Wardens ben charged 

in arrerage ... ... ... ... xxiii 1 ' xiii'" v d 

Summa ... xxiii 1, xiii 5 v d 

Off the whiche Somma John Uojt hathe in 
his hands that Edward hosyer & Ed- 
ward knyght land to the hall in 1 ' 

Item in the hands of the Baylyfls of the 
town for monev land to the hall & to 
the Comyns iii 1 ' 

Item in the hands of Thomas Wall n.\e- 

cutours viii 1 ' xi\* xi 1 

Item in the hands of Watrr Watt nail for 

his Stuards money ... ... ... L* 

Item in the hands of the said Water for 

money del vvcred to hyai iiii* 


Item in the hands of the Executours of 
Thomas Wall for such money that he 
schold have paid to Sir Richard ffor- 
tune for his wages ... ... ... xLvi 3 viii d 

Item in the hands of Thomas knyght un- 
paid for his ffyne ... ... ... xx s 

Item in the hands of the seid Thomas 

knyght for Richard hagur ... ... xv ? 

Item in the hands of Roger Worall Exe- 
cutours for his Brother William fyne xvi s viii d 

Item remayneth in the place a Jakkc of 

hoell mylvenr for plegge ... ... x s 

Item Roger don owith fcr Stuard money 

unpayd ... ... .. ... ... xviii 5 iii 1 

Item remayneth an almery of Nicholas 

fflecher price ... ... ... ... vi* viii d 


1507 23' 
[fo. 12S] Henry 7 0 150S 24 

Item Roger Sadler owith for his fyne of Stuard- 

schip ... ... ... ... ... ... iii' iiii d 

Item remayneth in the place a peynted clothe for 

price ... ... ... ... ... . . iii s \'\ d 

Item William hosyer executours owe to the place V s iiii J 
Item Robert Wotton owith to the place... ... xii s viii J 

Item John Col\ owith for Stuards money ... xiii' iiir 
Item in the hands of E knyght & Edward Bent 

for John Baxter ... ... ... ... vi* viii* 1 

Item in the kepyng of Richard lyster a pece of 

John Gyttyns price ... nf 

which was Receved lor Thomas Wail debt 
Item ther Resteth in the kepyng of Richard lyster 

in sory money ... ... ... .. ... iiii* v d 

Item in money latt in the pursse which Richard 

lyster most answer ... ... ... ... xxvi* 

Item in the place a furncss of ledd 1 plcge of Th 

marschall ... ... ... ... ... vi* vi a 

1 Obviously not a. furnace in the ordinary sense of the term. The word is 
used in the 15th century to denote .1 boiler or other such vessel, and even a soft 
of primitive incubator (v. Murr.«y, X. K. D. fH0 i S*) 



Item ther ys owyng by Richard mytton Edward knyght 
John Gyttyns and by other tenants of the ffraternyte as 
appereth to fore in the accomptes of John fforster & 

Roger Don parcell mall ... vi 1 ' x s vi d 

Sum ma ... vi !i x s vi d 
ff Summa totalis due to the ffraternyte yn plegges dettes of 
Bretheren & tenants at this tyme unpaid xxxvi 1, xvii d 
Memorandum the thursdav in the Estur Wyke Anno xxiii 0 
of kyng harry the vii th by the assent of the mastur & 
Bretheren of the said ffraternyte they have chosen 
Wardens Richard Dycher John Bayly Richard Purcell 
and Rondull Byston for tefme of ii yeres next foloyng <5c 
William Clerk & Edward heyleri Stuards & so sworn 
Compositio Memorandum that Roger Don Baylyff to the seid 
iUnnos 361 " ffraternyte ffor the terme of ii yer endyng at 

the ffest Annunciacion of our lady last past 
anno xvcvii & anno xvcviii hathe accompted 
by fore the mastur & wardens & accompteth 
Redditus ff or t he Rent of assise with the Encresement 

Assise r , — 

of the newe Rent ... ... ... xLvin 11 xvi s 

Summa ... xLviii 1 ' xvi 5 

J \ veare 

24) ' 

[fo. 129] Henry 7 0 1508 

Whereof the seid Bayly asketh allowance for dyvers pay- 
ments whiche he hathe payd duryng the terms of the 
seid ii yeres as by parcell hereaftur ffolowyth 

Solucio i n primis paid to sir Richard ffor- 

capellani , , , . . . c ..... 

tune lor hisstipend tor u yeres vin" 
Item paid to the pore peple for 

the seid ii yere ... ... iiii' 1 xv* iiii <1 

Item paid for wood to the seid 

pouer nun for ther ffuel ... xi v 
Pore peple item delyvercd in Rye to tlu 

maynteinyng of the hall place xiii 1 V*ob« 
Item paid for wood to the hall 

place for ii yeic ... ... xii" 

Summa ... xiiii 1 ' ii'ob. 
( ; or i ,ns Item Beryngwaxon Corpus Christi day 

Christ) day r 

for 11 yeres ... ... vr \ ill " 

Vol. HI., 4th >UMH>. 11 







Item to a man for beryng the Baner ii 
yeres & at the tryumphe ... 

Item paid to the mynstrell for his Re- 
ward for ii yere ... ... ... vi s 

Item for pakthred & herbes for ii veres 

Item paid for Bred & ale & chese for 
berers of the lyght ii yeres with the 
expences don s.pon the mynstrell 
dyner & for kakes ... ... ... vi s 

Item paid for wyne drank in the Tavern 
on Corpus Christi day for ii yere & 
also at the Tryumphe by the mastur 
& the company ... ... ...xxii' 

Item for Saffuron kakes ^ Chese at the 

seid Tryumphe 1 ... ... ...xvii d 

Item for toppyng of Torches for ii yere 

& for castyng i torch newe... ... xif 

Item for makyng wax ageynst the ftest 
of the Trynyte 

Summa ... Lviif iiii' j 
Item paid to the Commen Sergeand for 

ii yeres Rent... ... ... ... viii d 

Item for chieff Rent paid to Th horde 

for ii yeres Rent ... ... ... xif viii J 

Item paid for chieff Rent to William 

Umffreston for ii yeres ... ... vi s viii d 

Item to the abbots Bayly of monkfToryett 

for hokmall Rent ... ... ... 11 s Uii d 

Summa ... xxii 5 iiii' 1 
Expences Item paid by the said Bayly in parte 
of payment of fche dyner at Estur 
for oon (yere) ... ... ... xx" 

Item paid for a Brekcfast to the mas- 
tur & others of the company to 
see the Reparacions at the Boorre ir ii d 
Item ])aid for fftatiridurs tyle oyle $ 

paper for thes ii yere ... ... iiir'ob. 

Summa ... xxii vi^ob. 


1 Doubtless the MUlsOmmei \V«tch. 



[fo. 130.] Henry 7 0 150S 24J yeare 

Reparacions item the seid Bayly asketh allowaum e for money 

for ii yeres . . . " 

that he hat he payd lor dyvers Reparacions 
don at the Boorre and in other places as 
y particular appereth by his Bvli xi 1 ' vii s iiii d ob. 
mynyshment Item the seid Bavlv asketh allowance for ii veres 

of Tenements , . ~ " " . . , r 

01 dyvers 1 enements vyhiche were afore tvme 
at more Rent and nowe be at lesse Rentes 

Item of a Tenement late in the hold of 
Richard leche Wryght at xiiii 5 
some tyme by yere ec nowe at x s 
So dec(rece) ii yere ... ... viii 6 

Item a Tenement in the tenure of 
William Benteley some tyme at 
vi s viii* 1 by yere & now at v s so dec- 
(rece) ii yere ... ... ... iii s iiii' 1 

Item a Tenement in the ho'.d of kateryn 
Sewster some tyme at vii B cS: nowe 
at iiii 8 by yere So dec(rece) for ii 
yere ... ... ... ... ... vi s 

Item the land in harlescott some tyme 
at xvii s by yere & nowe at xiii* iiii' 5 
by yere & so dec(rece) for ii yere vi s iiii d 

Item a Tenement some tyme in the 
holdyng of William Sugdon at xn' 
by vcre and nowe sett for x* 1 by 
yere & so dec(rece) ... ... xx s 

Item a Tenement in the castell fforiett 
that John Robyn holdeth some 
tyme at x.\- by yere & nowe at x 8 
dec(rece) ii yere ... ... xx* 

Item a Tenement in Scheplage in the 
hold of marge t laschcford some 
tyme at xvii* & nowe sett for \ iif 
so dec(rece) ii yere ... ... xviii* 

Item a Tenement & serten Gardens at 
Cleremont in thetakyng of Thomas 
WStanes heireS tofbre lytne feett for 
x s Recevved viN" • •• ... iiii 8 


Item a Tenement that Jane hopley 

holdeth at viii s Receved vii s ... ir 

Item a Tenement next the oold hall at 

viii" Receved iiii s ... ... .. viii 9 

Item a Crofte with a duff (dove) house 

in frankwyle at viii* Receved iiii s viii 5 


Summa ... v H iiii s viii d 

Decayes Item the seid Bayly asketh allowance for serten 

decayes for thes ii yere 
In primis the oold hall at xiii 8 iiii d by 

yere... ... ... ... ... xxvi s viii' 1 

Item for lonkeslowe Tenement at viii 5 

by yere ... ... ... ... xvi 8 

Item Sir John pleyley Chambyr at 

iii s iiii d by yere ... ... ... vi'viii- 

Item Sir Richard ffortune Chambyr at 

ix s by yere ... ... ... ... xyiii 8 

Item ii Tenements vndur the Wyle at 

vii s by yere ... ... ... ... xiiii 9 

Item a tenement next the borre that 

John Bebb (? Bell) hyld at viii 8 iiii >! xvi 8 viii d 
Item iii Tenements in Schoplage at 

iiii 8 every of them ... ... ... xxiiii* 

1507 23 \ -care 

[fo. 131] Henry 7" 150S 24] > calG 

Item ii Tenements in the knokyn strete iii" iiii' 1 

by yere ... ... ... ... ... ... xiii* iiii' 1 

Item a Tenement at the Walsche gate at vi" viii' 1 

by )'ere ... ... ... ... ... ... xiii s iiii"' 

Item a parcell of Grounde withyn the takyng of 

Wylliam Sugdon & the grounde of John Don ir 
Item a Tenement late in the hold o( Nicholas 

ffurbour at ... ... ... ... ... vi s viii*' 

Summa ... viii 1 ' iiii" vi' 1 

Rents not Thes pircalla ben iri tha tenants hands & Kit-hud 
' v mittons unreceved for ii vera 



In primis in the hands of Richard 

mitton for ii yere... ... ... xxxia 5 iiii 4 

Item in the hands of Edward Knygnt 

for ii yere ... ... ... ... xx s 

Item for Clybury Grounde yh the 

tenure of Th Wythyfford & his 
x wyf for ii yere ... ... ... xiii s iiii d 

Item in the hands of Richard pont- 

ysbury of calys ii yere ... ... viif 

Summa ... iii :i xiiii 5 yiii d 

ftees Item the seid Bayly askyth allowance 

for ii yeres ffe ... ... ... xl* 

Item for money paid by him to the Stu- 

ards at the Wardens commaundment x s 
Rent not Item the seid Bayly asketh allowance 
pa)d for ii yeres Rent of the Borre which 

the wardens commaunded the baylv 
to lefie in the hands of Richard 
Bulghe for the reparacion o: his 
house... ... ... ... ... Liii ? iiii d 

Item in the hands of John Gyttyns for 

the rent in meiefeld ... ... iii 5 hii* 

Summa ... v 1 ' vi s viii d 

Summa of all payments & allowance to the 

seid Baylv for ii vere.- ... ... ...Eiii 1 ' xiii 8 iii d ob. 

ff And so the said wardens ben detted to the 

seid Bayly ffor this ii yere as appereth 

evvdentlv in the seid accomptc... ... iiii'' xvii s iii 'ob. 

150; 231 
[fo. 132] Henry 7 0 I5'v s ^4 I 


Accomptc of Memorandum that this ys the accomptc of Rich- 
t,L A ' ' an( j Dycher John Bayly Richard purcel) and 

Rondull BystOll wardens for ii yeres past 

apon the accompt of Roger Don of ther 

Kecepts and payments dnryng the tyme ol 
ther omce 



Charge of the Th e se id wardens charge them seiff with the ar- 
the'oid rerage of Thomas Trentham Thomas Knyght 

Wardens Thomas Wythyfford and Richard iyster late 

Wardens of the seid ffraternyte with the 
summa of ... ... ... xxxvi 1 ' xvii d 

Recepts Item the said wardens charge them with dvvers 
Recepts of money that they have Receved of 
dvvers persons as here aftur ffolowith 
In primis Receved of Watur Wetnall dett l s 
Item Receved of money land to the Bay- 

llvs and the Comvnalte of the town... iii ;i 


Whereof the said Wardens have paid to dvvers persons as 
particular folowith and therof aske aiio-.vaunce and to be 

ffurst the seid wardens have land in Redy money to Roger 
Thornes & Thomas knyght late Baylys of the town of 
Schrousbury at the instance of all the Commens ... iii : ' 

Item the seid Wardens have land to William mitton & to 
Thomas Whythifford late Bayllys as appereth by a byll 

XX s 

Item the said Wardens discharge them selff for 

money paid to the ii stuards yn there tyme ... xx* 

Item paid to Richard purcell v 5 x d Canvas for 

Schetes to pore folkc ... ... ... ... v s x d 

Item paid to William Janyns in money ... ... iiii 9 ii' 1 

Summa ... \ h x s 

And so the seid wardens for there tyme there payments 
allowed be discharged and acquyt and the a r re rage of 
the wardens to fore them due to the ffraternyte schall 
apper parcelly here aftur foloyng 

I5<>7 *3 ! 

[fo. 133-1 Henry 7" 1508 24 J ***** 

In primis John lloyt hatiie \ n his hands thai 
Edward hosyerand Edwmrd knyght land 
to the hall ili 1 



In the hands of Thomas Wall Executours ... viii 1 ' 

xix B 

xi d 

Item in the hands of Water wetnall Execut- 


iiii s 

In the hands of Thomas knyght for his ffvne 

XX s 

Item the seid Thomas owitb for Richard 

hagur money vnpaid 

XV s 

Item yn the hands of Roger Wyrall Execut- 

our for his brother 

xvi s 

viii d 

Item Roger Don owith for his Stuards money 

xviii 5 


Item Robert Wotton owith to the place 


viii d 

Item William hosyer Executour owe to the 


V s 


Item John Coly owith for his Stuards money 

xiii 8 

iiii' 1 

Item Edward knyght and Edward Bent owe 

for John Baxter ... 

vi p 

viii d 

Item Roger Sadler owith for Stuards money 

iii s 

iiii d 

Item Richard lyster owith to the place 

xxvi 8 

Item the said Richard most answar for a pece 

of John Gyttyns whiche ys in plegge with 

sir William lynyall for viii" iiii d of 

Thomas Wall dett 


Item remaneth yn place a peynted cloth price 

iii s 

Item a ffurnesse of ledd of Thomas marschall 

P^gge ... 


Item an almery of Nicholas fllecher plege ... 


viii 4 

Item a Byll of debentur of money land to 

the town ... 

XX s 

Item in the hands of Thomas Wall execut- 

ours for money that he was allowed yn 

his lyff ... ... 


viii 1 

Item in the hands of Richard mytton for hys 

yeres Rent yn the tyme of John ffbrster 

was Bayly ... 

xvi 1 


Item in the hands of John Gyttyns for avcrc 

Rent yn the tyme of John fforster when 

he was Bayly 


viii* 1 

Item Edward knyght ys owyng for the sayd 



Item Richard dycher the seid yere for Rent 


.... J A 


Item of Water Wetnall Rent unpaid the said 

yere ... ... ... ... ... iiii K viii d 

Item margct marschall owith for Kent un- 
paid that }'ere ... ... ... ... vi s 

Item William Otteley for Rent unpaid that 

yere^ ... ... ... ... ... vi s viii d * 






THE plan, which accompanies this paper, is probably the 
earliest plan extant, of Ludlow and its immediate neighbour- 
hood. It is taken from the Domestic Papers of the reign of 
Queen Elizabeth, and the original is now deposited in the 
Public Record Office (S.P. dom : Eliz. Case H.j. There is an 
endorsement on the plan which gives the date as 1577 and 
it is described as " a platte of parte of the Chase of Bringe- 
wood and of certayne groundes adjoining leased to Mr. 
Walter of Ludlowe." It is curious that the earliest Map of 
Shropshire, that of Saxton, bears upon its face the same 
date, 1577. 

The plan is roughly executed and the original is in colours, 
which cannot, be given. It. is however very interesting, not 
only on account of its early date, but also for the information 
which it gives us of the surroundings of Ludlow in the far 
off days of Queen Elizabeth. 

The plan, it will be seen, purports to show the lands which 
were leased at its date to Mr. Walter of Ludlow. This was 
Edmund Walter, Chief Justice of South Wales, who lived 
at Mary Vale " that fair house by the gate of the making of 
Mr. Justice Walter," which is spoken of by Churchyard in 
1587 in his stately poem " The Worthiness of Wales." Mr. 
Walter was a man distinguished above his fellows in days 
when there were giants in Ludlow. Sir Henry Sidney, 
K.G., was resident in Ludlow Castle as Lord President ol 
the Marches of Wales in Walter's tune; his great son, Sir 
Philip Sidney, was M.P. for Ludlow (1581); Charles Foxe, 
the Secretary of the Court of the Marches, " lived in a fayre 

Vol. 111., 4th Sinks. KK 



house there that he did bestowe great charges on," Fulkc 
Greville (Lord Brooke) " Servant of Queen Elizabeth 
Counsellor of King James and friend of Sir Philip Sidney" 
was clerk to the Signet in the Court of the Marches here; 
Sir Robert Townshend, Chief Justice of Chester, and his son 
Sir Henry, Justice of Chester, lived " in a faire house in St. 
Austen's, once a Friary"; Sir John Throckmorton, Master ' 
of Requests to the Queen, was the Borough Recorder; 
Thomas Sack ford, also a Master of Requests, and Robert 
Berrie, M.P. for Ludlow (who also had office in the Court 
of the Marches) were living in Castile Street, and these were 
only a few of the prominent men who might have been seen 
in the streets of Ludlow in the latter half of the 16th 

Edmund Walter himself held no inconsiderable place in 
this distinguished company. He is said to have been a 
Staffordshire man, who became a student of the Inner Temple 
in 1552, a Bencher of the Inn in 1568, and was Treasurer 
(its highest honour) in 1582. He practised in the Court of 
the Marches, and was, so successful that when in 1576 it was 
desired to make him one of the Council, it was said of him 
that he was "very meet to be of the Council but so great 
a gainer at the barre as willinghe will not be drawn from 
it." Mr. Walter seems however to have become one of the 
Council of the Marches about this time, and he probably 
owed his appointment to the following letter from Sir Henry 
Sidney to Sir Francis Walsingham, one of Queen Elizabeth's 
principal Secretaries of State. 

Sir, for that it is given me to understand some 
ill disposed persons that rather of malice ami devise 
then of substaunee and truthe have geven foorthe some 
undecent and slaunderous reportes of Mr. Walter where- 
by to bringe his fame and credit t in suspect, the 
rather to further their owne intentions and practises ; 
I have therefore thought convenient (at the request ol 
his nophewc) to testifve unto you my knowledge of the 
man which for that it hath bene ol theise xvi yearcs 
contynuence that he hath lived in place wlicre 1 have 
had government and hath bene a principale [deader at 
the Barre before me and reddie at all tymcs and all 



seasons without any shewe of alteration or distemper- 
aunce to doe any thinge that apperieined to his 
profession. And besides hath maney tymes supplied 
the place of Deputie Justice in the severale circates as 
well of South Wales as North Wales and never touched 
with those fawltes either of to hoote impatience or over 
large excesse in diet (for any thinge that I either have 
seen or at any tyme have hard reported of hym). Their 
fowlt therefore is the more (in myne opinion) that by 
soch untrewe reportes seeke to bringe his name m 
question to prevent hym of that good torne, which 
perhappes other waves might light upon hym. But as 
you are to discernc both of the man and matter. I 
referre the same to youer advised judgement with this 
report of Mr. Walter that I thinke hym a man both 
verye sufficient and woorthie to receave a good torne for 
in his callinge he will well deserve it. And even so I 
take my leave ffrom the Oueenes castell at Dublin the 
xvth. of June 1576. 

Your assured lovinge 
H. Sydney. 

(State Papers. Dom : Elizabeth, vol.108. X0.44). 

This letter puts beyond doubt the high opinion which Sir 
Henry Sidney held of Mr. Walter, whose success had no 
doubt caused jealous}- and enmity amongst his competitors. 

In 1579 Mr. Walter was appointed second Justice of the 
Radnor, Brecknock, and Glamorgan Circuit, and in I «;8l he 
was promoted to the position of Chief Justice of South 
Wales, an office which he retained till his death. Mr. Walter 
obtained in 1 57S a lease of Ludlow Castle, and he W«L» no 
doubt a man of wealth and great possessions. He wa> 
Recorder of Ludlow in 1505 and 1570, and he seems tc 
have often participated in the civic feasts which were so 
freely gi\ en by the Corporation of LucT.ow to its distinguished 
residents and visitors. 

Edmund Walter was twice married, first to Wary, daughter 
of Thomas Ilackluyt <>f Eyton, by whom he had three sons 
and two daughters, and secondly to Mary Ottley [the widow 



of Richard Crompton of Acton Burnell\ by whom he had 
one daughter, Jane. He made his will dated 4th January 
1593 — 4, by which he left £5 to the "poor people of the 
Town of Ludlow " and directed that his estates should 
descend to his eldest son James Walter for his life and 
after his death they were entailed upon his second son John 
and his heirs. A legacy of £300 was left to the widow and 
a further legacy of £300 to his daughter Jane on her 
attaining 18 years of age. Mr. Walter died in January 
1594, and was buried in the Chancel of Ludlow Church, 
where there is still a stately monument to his memory upon 
which are the recumbent effigies of himself, and his first 
wife. It is curious that the date of the burial of Edmund 
Walter is erroneously given on this monument as the 29th 
January 1592, instead of the correct date 1594. Upon the 
sides of the monument are depicted his five children, amongst 
whom his son John is represented as wearing a Judge's gown- 
but as John Walter was only twenty-eight years of age at 
his father's death and was not appointed a Judge until thirty 
years later, namely in 1625, a doubt was at once raised as 
to the time at which the monument was erected. This 
doubt was fully justified, but the question is set at rest by 
a provision in the will of James Walter, the eldest son, dated 
February 1625. He directed as follows: "My will is to 
have erected over my father and mother some fitting 
remembrance or monument within the Church of Ludlow 
where they lie buried and where my intent is to be buried 
myself if the same be not performed in my lifetime, the 
charge whereof 1 leave to my brother. Sir John Walter, 

James Walter died very shortly after the date of his will 
and the monument was doubtless erected by Sir John. Tills 
delay explains the mistake in the date of his lather's burial, 
and Will also account for the fact that only his own father 
and mother, and her children, are represented on the OlOlHi 
ment, the second wife and net daughter being entirely 
ignored. It should be noted the figures of James 
Waller and his sister Mary have at some tune been 
transposed on the monument, as he appears under the name 

Mary, while she is under the name J. lines. 



Edmund Walter, as lias been seen, left three sons, the 
eldest of whom James Walter matriculated at Brasenose 
College, Oxford, on the 20th March 1579, at which date 
he is stated to have been fifteen years of age, and then 
proceeded to the Inner Temple, to which he was admitted 
in 1 58 1. He represented the Radnor Boroughs in the 
Parliament of 1588-9; probably through the influence of his 
father, who was then Chief Justice of South Wales. James 
Walter, who was never married, seems to have lived in Broad 
Street in Ludlow; as in the lease of the Chase of Bringe- 
wood, dated in 1601 (to which further allusion will be made), 
the rent is made payable "at the capital messuage of James 
Walter in Ludlow m a street there called Broad Street." 
Mr. Walter died on the 24th June 1625 and was buried 
in Ludlow Church. Ludlow still has cause to remember 
him, as by his Will to which allusion has already been made, 
he charged his estates at Richard's Castle with the annual 
sum of £20, of which £10 was to be distributed amongst 
the inmates of Hosyer's Almshouse and the other £10 
divided between the Rector and Preacher of Ludlow. The 
£20 is still paid by the owner of the Moor Park Estates, 
of which a part formerly belonged to James W alter, and 
the money is still divided in accordance with the terms of 
his will amongst the recipients named in it. It will be seen 
that the Moor appears on the plan amongst Mr. Walter's 

It has already been stated that Edmund Walter's estates 
passed to his eldest son Janu s, and as the names ol James 
and his more eminent brother John do not appear in the 
Shrewsbury School Registers, it may safely be assumed that 
they both received their early education .it the Ludlow 
Grammar School, and in the present buildings, to which the 
School had then lately been moved. 

Edmund Walter's second son John Became a very 
distinguished man He was baptised at Ludlow on the 1st 
May 1-5(55, and took his degree at Brasenose College, Oxford. 
He followed his father's profession, being described by a 
contemporary " as a profoundly learned man q| great 
integrity and courage." [ollll Waller became Attoinex 
General to the Prince of Wales and was knighted on the 



lSth May 1619. In May 1625 Sir John was appointed Chief 
Baton of the Exchequer, an office which he held until his 
death on the 18th November 1630. He was buried at 
Wolvercote near Oxford, where there is a fine monument 
to his memory. 

There does not appear to have been the usual Inquisition 
on the deaths of Edmund Walter or his eldest son James 
(at least none can now be found), neither was there an 
Inquisition post mortem in the case of Sir John Walter in 
Shropshire or Herefordshire, but the Inquisition held in 
Oxfordshire is forthcoming, and refers to his estates in 
Lud'ow and the neighbourhood. 

For some reason the Oxfordshire Enquiry was not held 
until August 1653, three years after Sir John's death. 

After dealing with the Oxfordshire property, the 
Inquisition thus proceeds : 

Further the jurors say on their oath that the said 
John Walter knight long before his death was seized 
of and in a capital messuage and a garden in Ludlow, 
co. Salop, lately in the tenure or occupation of Edward 
Watties Esquire or his assignees and of another 
messuage and a close of land adjoining the same 
messuage lying in Ludlow lately in the tenure or 
occupation of Edward Watties Esquire or his assignees 
and of another messuage and a close of land adjoining 
to the same messuage in a certain street there (-ailed 
Corve street and three messuages and divers lands, 
meadows and pastures in Ludlow. Staunton Lacye, 
Moore, Overton and Bachecott in co. Salop in the tenure 
of William Littleton esquire, Valentine Dawes, gent.. 
Evan Powell, Francis King and Richard Price- messuage 
in Hyopp, and other lands in Radnorshire a house, 
and (\\ acres of land etc. in Leighton. co. Hereford, 
and of 2 messuages. 28 acres of land etc. in Ludford, 
Richard's Castle and Elton in Co. Hereford, 
The Inquisition concluded with the finding that Sir John's 
eldest son William Walter was his heir and was then twenty- 
five years of age. lie. Sir John, also left a widow 
(described as Lady Anne), another son, David (then 21) an ^ 
three daughters* Mary, Elizabeth and Margaret 



It will be observed that the Inquisition deals with the 
property at Moor, Overton, Richard's Castle, and Elton, all 
of which are shewn on the plan. 

Edward Waties 1 who was Sir John's tenant at Ludlow 
was one of the Council of the Marches and Recorder of 
Ludlow., His monument in Ludlow Church is just opposite 
to that of Edmund Walter. William Littleton- the tenant - 
of the Moor, was also Recorder of Ludlow. 

The Particulars remain, dated a year earlier than tne 
lease (22nd March 1 575-6) upon which the accompanying 
plan was based, and the lease to, Mr. Walter was subsequently 
granted for 21 years. They are as follows : 

Parcell of the possessions called Wigmore and 
Wigmores lands lately of the Earl of March in the 
said county. 

Perm of a pasture called Fen nail in Boringwood 
parcel of the Forest of Boringwood, so demised to 
Edward Hopton, paying therefor per annum ;s. Sd. 

New rent of a parcel of land called Shuttes alias 
Overeis within the aforesaid forest so demised to Edward 
Hopton- paying therefor per annum 2s. viiid. 

The premysses are parcell of the saved fforest of 
Boringwood and the rentes charged before me within 
the same fforest are of the yearly value of xxxiins. vid. 
with these parcells. And this particular is made for a 
lease thereof to be graunted. 

Examined by Robert Hodgeson, Auditor, 
xxii March 1575 

Edmunde Walter 
The fyne iii yercs rent. 

The clearc ycrclic value of the premises xs. iiitd. 
The ffyne rated at 3 yercs rent amount eth to xxxis. to 
be paid in hand. 

Make a 1 .ease of the premises to Edmunde Walter 
for lei me <. f xx tie yercs y elding to the Queen's 
Ma jest\' the yerelie rent aforesaid and payinge to her 
highness the [fyne above mencioned 

1 Shrop. Arch. Trans , Ser. 2, Vof. XI., p. jaa. 

2 J>. 3M- 



The Lease to have commencement from the feast of 
the Annunciation of our ladie last past. 

The excepcons covenauntes and condicens to be such 
as in like cases are appointed. 

W. Burgrrley 
, Wm. Mildmay. 

These particulars shew that the plan comprised far more 
than the lands actually then leased to Mr. Walter. It will 
be seen at the first glance that Ludlow itself has a very 
small place m the accompanying plan, but that little gives 
rise to a question of the greatest interest. What is the 
church which is shown in the corner of the plan and bears 
the name Ludlow? Is it a mere conventional design, or is 
it intended for one of the Ludlow Churches of the iGth 
century ? It clearly cannot have been intended for the stately 
Parish Church of St. Lawrence, as not only in its very rough 
drawing - does it not bear the slightest resemblance to it in 
any particular, but it seems to have a spire, which the Parish 
Church certainly never had. It seems to the writer that the 
Church and surrounding buildings are more probably 
intended to represent " that Hospital of the Holy Trinity, 
the Blessed Mary and St. John the Baptist, which Peter 
Undergod founded and built close to (juxta) the bridge of 
Teme of Ludlow"; these words being taken from Walter 
de Lacy's confirmation of the founder's grant. If this 
suggestion is correct, it gives additional interest to the plan, 
as being the only representation of St. John's Hospital and 
Church which has been handed down to us. These buildings 
undoubtedly occupied the site shewn in the plan, the land 
now known as St. John's Close, and it corresponds exactly 
with the description in the deed of confirmation. The 
Hospital was situate just outside the Town Walls, and it 
seems probable that if Ludlow ( lunch had been intended, 
the walls round the town would have appeared m the plan, 
There was unquestionably a Church attached to the Hospital 
and we have frequent mentions of it in the eatly documents; 

thus William de Pyrefeld by his will dated in 13 |S. gave ;s 
to the work of the Hospital of Si. |<>hu btnxl IbS. to the 
Brothers of the Hospital for Masses; and /Vnttcia Pfcrroi who 

d&ed in 1. 1 15 directed that her body should bo buried in the 



Church of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist of Ludlow, 
and gave a legacy for the " sustentation of the Church of 
the Hospital by reason of my burial there." At .1 later date 
(1513) William Russell of Ludlow directed that the Prior 
and Brethren of St. John's should be at his dirige and mass, 
and Piers Beaupie (M.P. for Ludlow), who died in 1480, gave 
a legacy for the fabric of the Church of St. John. 

At the time of the Suppression of the smaller Monastic 
houses, in 1536, Edward Leighton, the then Prior of St. 
John's and the brethren of the house, granted the House and 
Hospital to William Foxe and his son Edmund, and they 
seem to have gone to reside there. In 1546 an Enquiry 
was held, the result of which is stated in a paper in the 
Augmentation Office, when it was found that the revenues 
of the Hospital were then £27 12s. od. and there is the 
following interesting note : " The said hospital is no parish 
Church founded within any Parish Church but the Warden 
and- brethren ought to discharge the cure and say divine 
service of and in the King's Chapel of St. Peter within the 
Castle of Ludlow," the Chapel of St. Peter being in the 
outer ward, and few remains of it now existing. 

It maybe said that the Church of St. John ceased to exist 
at the Suppression of the Monasteries, but there is clear 
proof that this was not the case. Jane Foxe, the widow of 
William Foxe (one of the grantees in 1536) made a will dated 
the 20th January 1564-5 (only 12 years before the date of 
our plan), and in this will she directed that her son ^Edward 
"any time he shall inhabit at St. John's " and after him her 
husband's heirs "should have the use and custody of my 
Chalice, ornaments and Chapel staff now used in the Chapel 
of St. John's for divine service there to be ministered, the 
same then to remain in their hands during divine service 
and if the administration of the Sacraments shall bo there 
decayed the said Chalice and ornaments to go for the Chapel 
of Ludford." This shows quite plainly that, shortly before 
the date of the plan of Edmund Walter's land, the ('lunch 
of St. John was still being used for divine service, and as 
a matter of fact the Church was standing lor many years 
a f tea-wards. There is an entry in the account ol the Bailiffs 

of Ludlow as lato as l(>j(> which shews the dato of the 
Vol. 111., 4th s>tics. 1 1 



destruction of the edifice, or what was left of it, "taking 
down the stone of the Church at St. John'? and making up 
the churchyard wall with it." It is therefore fairly certain 
that in 15;; the Church was still standing-, and it is at ail 
events within the range of probability, from its position on 
the plan and its proximity to the river and the Bridge, that 
it is the Church which is delineated on the plan. 

Leland, who wrote somewhere between 1538 and 1^50, 
visited Ludlow and he noticed St. John's Church in these 
words: "There is on the north side of the Teme bridge in 
ripa sinistra Teme a church of St. John standing without 
Broad Gate, sometime a College with a Dean and Fellows," 
so that, though the Colleg-e or Hospital had then passed 
away, the Church remained. 

These hospital foundations were really .Alms houses for the 
old and infirm and lodging houses for travellers, rather than 
Hospitals in the modern acceptation of the term, but 
invariably they had a church or chapel attached to them. 

Ludford Bridge with its three arches is shewn on the plan 
and from thence the road runs to Leominster, not of course 
in the present line, but the old way which went at the back ol 
Hucks Barn and then to Overton. This place, which is 
called in the old deeds and records, "the Town" of 
Overton and was a place of some importance, is shewn 
properly on the left of the road which diverges then to the 
Moor. Jt is clear from the Inquisition quoted above thai 
the Moor, which is shewn on the plan, belonged to Mr. 
Walter. William Littleton. Recorder of Ludlow 1637 — 53 
and Chief Justice of the North Wales Circuit in the time ol 
the Commonwealth, who was Sir John Walter's tenant, was 
living at the Moor up to his (death. He was a grandson ol 
Edmund Walter, being a son of his eldest daughter Mary, 
who married Sir Edward Littleton of Henley near Ludlow, 
also Chief Justice of North Wales. Amongst Edmund 
Walter's other grandchildren were Lord Littleton ot 
Munslow, Lord Chancellor of England under Charles 1., and 
Sir Timothy Littleton, M L- lor Ludlow and a Baron of the 

The fine castle " Riccard's Castle" shewn on the plan was 
probably to some extent an effort oi the imagination of the 



artist. Even in Leland's time forty years earlier, the Castle 
was described as going to ruin, though the Keep, the walls, 
and the Towers were then standing. Richard's Castle too, 
did not belong to the Walters, nor was it ever leased to them. 

Though the particulars before quoted shew the land 
leased to Mr. Walter, it is not easy to say what part of the 
other lands and woods shewn on the map were his property. 
The old common of Whitcliffe, given to the Burgesses and 
Men of Ludlow by Jordan of Ludford and the Abbot of 
Gloucester in the 13th century, though delineated on the map, 
certainly did not belong to him. It is interesting however 
to note that the road to Bringewood, though not quite in the 
same line, seemed to run over Whitcliffe as it does now. 

Between this road and the river Teme the plan is marked 
" Mr. Foxe's land." This doubtless was 111 part Oakley Park, 
which Charles Foxe the Secretary of the Court of the 
Marches, had recently bought from the Earl of Pembroke 
and the Crown, together with " the fee of 2d. a day for the 
keeping thereof." 

Much of the space of the plan is occupied by the Royal 
Chase and Forest of Bringewood, which, in the main is in 
the County of Hereford, and may be considered to 'be 
beyond the province of these Transactions. Bringewood 
(or Prestwood as it was sometimes called) was an old 
possession of the Mortimers, which, on the accession of 
Edward Earl of March to the throne as Edward IV. passed 
to the Crown. It was granted by Queen Elizabeth to her 
young favourite Robert Dcvoreux, Earl of Essex, with 
whom were joined his Stewards Getty Meyrick ami Henry 
Eindley. The greatest achievement of Kurd Essex was the 
capture of Cadiz in 1596, and there Getty Merrick, who shared 
with his patron the fortunes of war, was knighted by him. 
Eindley was knighted by Essex in his Irish campaign in 
July 1599. The Earl married the widow of Sir Philip Sidney 
(Frances Walsingham), and it is said that he 111 this way 
forfeited the fax our of the Queen, The incident (true or 
otherwise) is well known, that he presumptuously tinned Ins 

back on his Sovereign, whereupon she slapped his tare 

There is a lease ill existence, perhaps the last document 
ever signed by the Earl, by which he, Sir Gelt) Men u k and 



Sir Henry Lindley granted a lease of part of the Chase of 
Bringewood to James Walter for the lives >f himself, his 
brother John and his young nephew James Littleton, son of 
his sister Mary. This lease is dated on the 30th January 
1601; on the 8th February Essex was in rebellion and tried 
to raise London against the Queen, on the 19th he was found 
guilty of high treason, and on the 25th, only twenty-six 
days after the date of the Bringewood lease, he was beheaded 
in the Tower of London. Sir Gelly [Merrick, who was 
implicated in his patron's rebellion, was executed at Tyburn, 
and his properties confiscated, Bringewood then vesting in 
Sir Henry Lindley. 

This lease from Lord Essex is of great interest intrinsically 
as it deals with, and describes, many of the parts of Bringe- 
wood Chase which are delineated on the plan. It would 
appear that the former lease to Edmund Walter had 
terminated, and the lands included in this deed are described 
as being "late in the occupation of Edmund Walter deceased," 
thus linking the deed to the plan. The short description of 
the property in this .lease of 1G01 is as follows : " All the 
lands known as Fennells, Shuttes alias Overeys in the forest 
or Chase of Bringewood and other lands late in Edmund 
Walter's occupation, namely one parcel of ground containing 
30 acres at the upper end of the said Fennells by the utter- 
most wing hedge that cometh from a parcel of ground called 
the Hasells along by Climber's Oak unto the ground of one 
Ralph Tomkies tenant to the said James Walter and shooteth 
from the hedge up to the Croft of said Fennell's. And 
also that parcel of pasture in the said forest inclosed by one 
Thomas Hopkies extending from the lower corner oi 
Fennell's next adjoining the new Inclosure directly forward 
by a highway side leading towards Astern to a gate which 
said Thomas Hopkies made at the utter end ol the said 
inclosure containing about 30 acres." The rent reserved by 
this lease was only 10s. .jd., which was to be paid at the 
capital messuage of James Walter m Broad Street In 1 udlow. 
There was a special direction that Mr. Walter was not to 
kill any deer in Bringewood. 

This deed contains several points to which attention must 
be directed, but before doing so it will be well to quote 



another deed four years later, by which Sir Henry Lindley 
sold Bringewood to King James, and which contains 
references to many of the same names. It is taken from 
" Land Revenues, Index 365, Vol. 9. p. 206. 

Indenture dated 8 Augt, 2 Jas. 1. (A. D.I 604) between 
King James 1. of one part and Sir Henry Lindley, knight 
of Halden, co. Lanes., of the other part, whereby the 
said Sir Henry Lyndley sells to the King (inter alia) the 
forest and chace of Buringwood and Mocktree, con- 
taining about 5,353 acres and the iron mills, iron works, 
iron forges, " hammer fynneries " and " cHasseryes " 
erected by Robert, late Earl of Essex at his own cost 
upon the river there called Thame running between the 
forests of Bringwood and Mocktree; also the pasture 
called Mariknolle, otherwise Soninghill, lying next the 
forest of Bringwood and being parcel thereof, also a 
pasture called Wynnall and another pasture called Shutts, 
otherwise Overys, lying within and being parcel of the 
said forest, also a close of thirty acres called New 
Tynnings in the same forest and a pasture called 
Ivanwood, estimated to contain So acres, a ] so the pasture 
called The Hey of Bringwood, containing about 135 
acres and late in the tenure of the tenants of Buryton at 
will, also Hammond Lodge and a pasture called the 
Lodge Leasowe, together with other premises within the 
said forest. 

It will not be out of place to insert a very interesting Survey 
of Bringewood and other Chases which was made in January 
1603-4, an d u P on which in all probability the lease to Sir 
Henry Lindley was granted. 

Here fords] lire. 
A suivey of the Forrestes and chaces of Bringcwood 
and Mocktree with the Manor of Bunion taken the xxist 
daye of Januane in the first yearc of the fcligne of King 
James taken before Sir Roger Bodenham. knight. 
Charles Fox, knight, Giles Easter Esquire, his majesties 

generate keccavor, Robert Berry Evsquire Ins majestie's 
generale surveior. Roland Vawghail, I Mpine. and Win. 
Layton Esq; by vertue of his Majesty's commission to 
them 1 Hrected. 

2 7 6 


The forcste and Chase of Mock tree & Bringewood 
being mesured doo containe 5333 acres. 

Timber trees at 3s. iiiid. the tree, 37130 £6lS 16. 8. 

The iron workes let there for 7 years with 2000 
coardes of wood at £250 per annum. 

There may be 500 coardes more added to continue for 
30 yeares at the leaste and so make the workes worth 
£300 p.ann. 

The Building of the Iron Works there F £500. 

These forestes are statelie growndes and doe breede 
a greate and a large deare and will keepe of redd and 
fallow deare twoo or three thousande at the leaste. 

Landes Inclosed there and let by Lease at £5 I OS. 4d. 
to be improved to £26. 

Tenants at will there paying £28 o. 2od. 

If there be noe Ironc workes the woods may yearlyc 
be sould for ever for £250. 

The Manor of Buriton is lett for £12. 4. 2. per annum 
and may be improved to £156 6. 8. 

Memorandum that the foreste and chace aforesaid are 
neare adjoyninge to the Castle of Loodlowe the Cheefe 
house of the prince of Wales out of which the Lorde 
President and Councell had theire Tymber for buildinge, 
and woode and Coles for their provision beside the 
pleasure of the Game; till they were graunted to the 
late Earl of Essexe, since when the Lord President and 
Councell have bene enforced to buye theire Tymber 
woode and Coale which was a great Charge to her 
Matie, and is likely for to be to his Majesty if these 
forestes be not againe united to the said castle. 

Harj. MS. 354. fo. 1-2. 

As Bringewood is outside the scope oi the Shropshire 
Archaeological Society, it must suffice here to give very short 
particulars of its subsequent history, while it is n««t possible 
to enter into any details <>1 those hen Works founded by 
the Earl of Essex in Queen Elizabeth's reign, used for the 
defence of Ludlow in the Civil Wars and extensively worked 
by the great ironmaster. Richard Knight in the tSth century. 
These do not appear on the plan and arc quite outside the 
area shewn. King James [• who bought Bringewood Chase 



from Lindley vested it in Trustees for his son Charles I. 
In 1633 it was vested in the Earl of Lindsey, Lord Great 
Chamberlain of England (Robert Bertie Lo d Willoughby 
d'Eresby), who was killed when commanding the Royal Army 
at the battle of Edgehill in 1642. In 1638 a decree of the 
High Court was made under which 300 acres of Bringewood 
Chase were granted to Burrington. and 500 acres to Aston* 
and Elton, and the Earl of Lindsey had license to disafforest 
and inclose the remainder and to destroy the deer. Bringe- 
wood passed from the Lindseys to the Earl of Craven, 
who sold it to Richard Knight the Ironmaster, in whose 
descendant it is still vested. 

To return to the plan. Attention may be called to the 
five inclosures which are marked "ffennall's." and which are o 
called in the particulars of 1576 and the lease of 1601. 'I he 
first of the inclosures has the words " ffennall's lease to Mr. 
Walter," and this would suggest that the name was derived 
from a person who had leased the land to Mr. Walter, but 
this does not appear to be the case. The name r " ffennalls " 
appears not only in each inclosure but runs through the 
whole five inclosures. The same name appears in an account 
of Thomas Grove as Forester of Bringewood as early as 
1508. These plots, small as they seem, are doubtless wholly 
or in part the hill and wood which are now known as the 
Vinnals, or High Yinnals. This indicates the derivation of 
the present name, which has given rise to considerable 
speculation, and it has been suggested that the name indicated 
the presence there of a Vineyard. It will be seen how easily 
"ffennals" could be corrupted into Vinnals, and only four years 
afterwards it had become (it will be seen from the second 
lease) Wynnall. In l(X>; a dispute arose between James 
Walter and some of the Commoners of Bringewood as to 
various inclosures. and an enquiry was held at the Guildhall, 
Ludlow on the 20th April in that year. The depositions 
taken in this litigation arc still extant and there will be 
occasion lo refer to them again, but it is stated m CVld 

there, that M.irvkimll. The Ynm.d\ .»nd Overies (the three 

sets of inclosures adjoining to one another 00 the plan had 
all been inclosed and wen' divided from Bringewood by the 
Prcstwbod Ditch, also shewn on the plan. Thus, between 



1 60 1 and 1607 the original name of Fennell's had disappeared, 
and the present name of the "Vinnals" substituted for it. 

The ditch, shewn on the plan, which "divic.cth the Chase 
from these other grounds " seems, so far as can be judged, 
to have become the main road leading from Ludlow past 
Maryknoll to Aston and Wigmore, and the wood which 
adjoins the road on both sides beyond Maryknoll bears at the 
present day the same name of " Hasels," or Hasel Coppice, 
which it bore in Lord Essex's lease in 160 1. The mention 
in that lease of Climber's Oak (which is also mentioned 
several times in the depositions of 1607) is also of interest. 
The Bank running from Maryknoll Valley towards the 
Vinnals is now called " Climbing Jack," and there is very 
little doubt that the present name is a mere corruption, of 
the old title " Climbing Oak"; and when it is remembered 
that in those days Oak was styled Ake it will be seen at 
once how the transition arose. 

There is little to be said of the Overics alias Shuttes 

There is delineated on the plan an inclosure in which is 
a small house, with the legend " Hopkies the undcrkeeper 
house and close." This is no doubt the parcel of pasture 
which is stated in the lease of 160 1 to have been inclosed 
by Thomas Hopkies. From the depositions of 1607 already 
mentioned, we learn that Thomas Hopkies, who was one of 
the witnesses, was keeper of the Forest of Bringewood and 
lived at the Park gate, the very name given on the plan 
to the gate shewn opposite his house. It is worth notice 
that the first field after the road leaves the wood at Mary- 
knoll still bears, or did a few years ago bear, the name of 
Park" Meadow. 

It may be that the house shewn on the plan as that of 
Hopkies the undcrkeeper forms part of the present Upper 
house at Maryknoll, or occupied much the same site, but 
this is uncertain. 

The dose wherein Hopkies's house stood is described in 
the depositions as containing to acres. He also seems to 
have inclosed another plot oi l.uul. called Bradlcy*s Green, 
which was beyond the confines ol the plan, ami was the 
inclosure winch gave rise to the dispute with Mr. Walter. 


It will be seen that Marykrio 1 ! occupies a prominent site 
upon the plan and that the name is the same as to-day and 
spelt in the same manner. Mr. Thomns Wright, F.S.A., in 
his paper " On a visit to the scene of Conms." says that this 
spot was called St. Mary's Knoll, corrupted into Marvknoll. 
and that it took its name from the tradition, that where the 
road emerges from the woods, there was formerly placed a 
smal 1 cell with the figure of the Virgin Mary, at which the 
traveller paid his devotions and made his offerings. The 
tradition bears the stamp of probability, and the position 
would be a likely one for one of the Wayside Images which 
were so common in mcdireval days, Bringewood Chase of 
which Marvknoll originally formed a part was in Wigmores- 
land, and this knoll may have had some association with 
"The service of the Blessed Mary of W'igmore which (John 
Rawlyns serving there) was worth 14s. lod. in 26 Henry 
VIII. (1535}." In all the entries which the writer has found 
in the 1 6th and i;th centuries the name however is invariably 
Marvknoll. though in Smith's Map of Herefordshire of 1S01 
it is styled "St. Mary's Knoll" There was a Chapel in 
Raven Street, Ludlow, " St. Mary of the Vale," and it may 
have taken its name to distinguish it from St. Mary's Knoll. 

There is a mention of Marykno'J by its distinctive name 
in some depositions of the reign of Henry \ TIT. A 
complaint was made against Edward Hoptou, Keeper of the 
King's Chase of Bringewood, that ho had improperly felled 
and sold certain tree's out of the Chase, especially " 3 oaks 
out of Mary Knoll parcel of the said Chase, which he had 
sold to John Cottes of Staunton and bad also sold certain 
wood and trees in the Valet called Mary Knoll" One of the 
witnesses said that some of the timber was felled " under the 
leasowe in the valley and some above towards the hill or 
knoll." Edward Hopton, who was the subject of this 

complaint- and who was one of the UsheTS of the King's 

Chamber, held a lease of Bringewood Ch? t se, grao ted to him 
on the 8th December 1 5 33; and the mention oi Maryknoll 
must be between that year and 154/- 

The earliest mention of Mary Knoll by that name whu h the 
\Vr iter has found, is in n Forester's Vccauul ol 1 s, when 
6s. Sd. rent is pud lor "the hcttaftc oi a parcel pi \> 



kind " lying in the Y;illel of Mary Knoll, demised to Ralph 
Baty by John Fyn late Chancellor of the Lord the Prince"; 
i.e., Prince Arthur. The account proceeds : " Of any profit 
coming from wild honey and wax w ithin the forest of Bringe- 
wood found this year lie did not receive an}' because none was 
found. He received nothing for the pannage of pigs there 
because there was none, nor did he receive any thing for the 
sale of bark and wormetake because no such bark was sold 
nor in the Vallets of ' Mary Knoll or Queen's Vafiet.' " 

It seems permissible to deal with Maryknoll in tin- paper, 
as part of it is in Shropshire, mid the present Mary Kiiu!1 
House, 'though in Herefordshire- is within a very few yards 
of the boundary of the two Counties. 

Though Maryknoll is so clearly shewn on the Plan, it does 
not appear to have been included in the lease of 1^75-6 to 
Edmund Walter- and it is not mentioned in the Auditor's 
certificate. As a matter of fact Mary Knoll, described ;is 
being part of the Forest of Bringewood, had been granted 
two years earlier by Letters patent of Queen Elizabeth (June 
7, 1574) to one Edward Crowther for ;i term of years. In 
the first half of the next century we find that Mary Knoll 
was in the hands of William Crowther (probably son or -rand- 
son of Edward Crowther), who was described as a "citizen 
& haberdasher of London." lie was a native of Ludlow, 
was M.P. for Weobley, and founded the Grammar School 
there. There is a deed of 1638 extant, to which Robert 
Earl of Lihdscy. Lord Great Chamber!ain of England, Sir 
George WhitmO're and others were parties, which throws a 
very interesting light on the then stateof Mary Knoll. This 
Lord Lindsey was Robert Bertie, son 0! Peregrine Bertie 
Lord WiHoughby of Eresby, who Four years later was killed, 
when commanding the Royal Army ;il the battle ol EdgehiU. 
In this deed id" 103S it was recited William Crowther 

was possessed of "one messuage or tenement and certain 
lands called Mitry K in dl by force ol a lease for certain ycai • 
yet enduring " «md the deed proceeds 111 qua i ill words: 

" Whereas the said Mansion liottsc noW remaining .mo 
being upon the premised is ruinous and read) to Curl down 
and in respect of the violence bi the winds and weather is 

not to be kept m rep. or il it should he reedilicd m the SOUK' 



place, being upon a bleak high hill having no shelter for the 
defence thereof." 

It would seem from this statement that the original house 
was at the top of the lull, where there is now a clump of 
trees, but there is now no trace of any buildings having sto< -1 
there. The deed then provides that Mr. Crowther may 
take down the ruins of the old house and remove -all the 
materials and reercct it " upon such other convenient place of 
the old premises as Sampson Eure of Grays Inn, Middlesex, 
shall appoint," and also that Mr. Crowther shall have liberty 
to cut such timber " as shall be needful besides the materials 
of the old house to build withal." This Sampson Eure was 
Sir Sampson Eure of Gatley Park (hard by Mary Knoll , 
who was nephew of Lord Eure, Lord President of the 
Council of the Marches, and was himself M.P. for 
Leominster, King's Attorney in Wales and Speaker of the 
Parliament at Oxford. The house which William Crowther 
built, probably comprised the stone buildings, most of which 
were removed a few years a t ^o. The stone part of the 
present Mary Knoll house was probably built by one Hare, 
who was owner about iGyo- and who was buried in Burring - 
ton Church yard, where there is an iron gravestone to his 
memory. There was until recent 1 ) - an iron grate in the 
present house .dated about 1670 which bore Hare's initials. 
Both the "rate and the gravestone probably owed their 
origin to the Ironworks at Bringewood Forge, which have 
already been alluded to. William Crowther died in 16531 
and by his will directed that lie should lie buried ill 
AMcrmary Church. 1 .ondon. 

Mar>- Knoll afterwards passed through the handsol several 
owners, but eventually became the property oi the Knight 
family. Richard Payne Knight, (M.P. lor Ludlow from i?8 | 
to 1806), fitted up the house as a temporal)- residence i<>r 
himself while he was building Downtoil Castle, ami his 
mother continued to live there until hci death in i;oS. Marx- 
Knoll is still m the possession of the Family. 

The valley sloping from Mary Knoll towards Overton bean. 

lO-flay the name of " the Sunnv Cutter " or " Sunny Valley." 

This name is probably a mere corruption ol the wont 
" Soninghill" which is given as oiic name ol Klar) Knol! 


"otherwise Soninghill " in the lease of i(3o{ ; which has 
already been frequently quoted. 

The writer has done his best to deal with an interesting 
old plan, and he regrets that it has not been possible to 
reproduce the quaint colouring of the original. The 
reproduction is from a photograph taken by permissioij oJ 
the Secretary of the Public Record Office, whose courtesy 
he desires to acknowledge. 


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By thk late STANLEY LEIGHTON, M.P., F.S.A. 

WATTLESBOROUGH is in the Marches of Wales, in the Shire 
of vSalop, and in the parish of Cardiston. It is 10 miles from 
Shrewsbury and 8 from Welshpool; the road lies between 
those towns and passed under the walls of the castle. 

Standing with one's face towards the South, the Breidden 
Hills lie on the right hand, 3 miles distant- in front the low 
back of the Long Mountain limits the horizon, and on a spur 
of its western slope the woods and site of Cans Castle are dis- 
tinctly visible. The Stiperstones form a fine back-ground 
to it. Turning still more towards the left are Rowton and the 
opening plain of Salop. At the back rises Loton Park. 

To realise the position of Wattlesborough as a place of 
defence in old days we must imagine the whole cultivated 
ground between it and the Long Mountain, through which 
now runs the main road to Welshpool, as an uninclosed and 
undrained morass, difficult to pass in wet weather- This tract 
of land, known as Wattlesborough Heath, stretched from 
Braetefinton, through Wollaston to Westbury, and on bv 
Slretton Heath to Amaston and Rowton. It was not inclos< d 
till the year i;So, and many are the records of disputes and 
litigations, from the reign of Elizabeth to the reign ol 
George lib, between the successive lords of this manor and 
the lords of the neighbouring manor of Westbury. as to their 
respective boundaries) rights and royalties. A portion 01 
the waste at length became "no man's land." and squatters 
upon it gained a possessor)' title to the freehold. 

Behind the castle the higher ground must have been 
heavfty wooded, and towards the Breidden intersected with 

frequent dingles. Standing midway between Albcihuvv 

('astk ami Cms Castle, Wattlesborough was well fitted 1^ 
foxin a hnk in the (ham ol' border fortresses, which m this 
neighbourhood commanded the Marches ol Wales, 
Vol. 111., 4 th Serin. NN 



Its general appearance, however, is a little disappointing; 
for it is wanting in some of those features of p-turesqueness 
which lend a charm to manor houses of far less ancient date. 

The principal building consists of a simple square tower, 
about 50 feet high, with flat Norman buttresses. The battle- 
ments and corner turret, which probably once surmounted - 
the walls, have been removed, and a modern roof has taken 
their place. 

The existence, however, of the weather mouldings on each 
face of the opposite internal walls immediately below the 
present roof, and the set-back of the wall at the springing of 
these gable-mouldings in the other walls, may indicate that 
the original termination was a gable one. 

The massiveness of the stonework of the tower and the 
clean-cut masonry of the circukir stone staircase are worthy 
of notice. 

The walls are 6ft. thick; the angles are finished with broad 
flat buttresses 6ft. wide and jo inches deep. 

Including the basement, the tower is divided into three 
stories. On the south side only the original windows remain, 
they are narrow square loops. On that side also may' In- 
observed an example of the roughness of the early conditions 
of English life in the existence of a drain issuing through an 
aperture in the thick walls, from one of the principal rooms. 

On the three other sides windows in the later Gothic Style 
have been insei ted. 

On the western side may be seen the remains of a "garde- 
robe," another indication of an inconvenient simplicity of 
manners and closeness of quarters. 

On the northern side a wing, ancient indeed, but added .1 
century or more after the date of the original tower, is still 
standing, the small buttress at the end of which appears to be 
of the 14th century. The wing itself 1- dilapidated and 
shows signs of frequent old alteratioi s. 

In the north-east corner of the main building tin- circular 
staircase winds up within the buttress, commencing with the 
fust floor, and continued to the roof, but having no com- 
munication with tllC basement ; nor does theie appear CVei t-> 
have been any. 


There is, however, on the first floor, a good-sized circular- 
headed, double-chamfered door, enclosing a square-headed 
lintel opening internally, on which it appears to Save been se- 
cured by a strong bar, the holes for fixing which remain. 

The inference is that this formed the real and only en- 
trance to the tower, and was approached by an external stair- 
case, all traces of which are lost in the present farm-house 
constructed out of the old materials, which abuts on the tower 
on the eastern side. In the parlour of the farm-house may be 
seen some panelling of Elizabethan character. 

In each of the upper floors is a nre-place. They are square- 
headed and plain, the lower one only having a shallow mould- 
ing around it. These are probably of the 15th century. 

There is no stone vaulting, a peculiar circumstance in a 
tower of this age and style. 

In the basement is a small, pointed doorway of the earliest 
style and most simple form. 

The moat, easily traceable on the south and south-east, is 
filled up on the other sides. 

Beyond the moat are the vestiges of an Elizabethan Gar- 
den, which was probably itself surrounded by a ditch. 

The scale of Wattlesborough is not large, but it is doubt- 
less a fair example of the size of a feudal residence of a 
family of knightly degree. 

Passing from topography and architecture to personal 
associations and records, we notice, taking our start from the 
pages of Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire, that in Domes- 
day Book Wattlesborough formed part of fief of the Xorman, 
Roger Fitz Corbet of Cans. 

In 1 1 80, howeyer, it appears as a separate estate held by 
Richard Corbet as a knight's fee under the Barony of Caus, 
The grant of a right to hold a fair on the 24, 25 and 26 
July was made to a Corbet in 12/2, and the fair was annually 
held at a place stilled called " The old He ath fair place" till 
the year 1857. 

A grant of free warren was made In 1 288. 

The Knightly family which one was, Sheriff m 
i^SS and knight ol the shue at the very commencement of 
our Parliamentary a ra 111 L'do, resided -it WatUcsborotlgh fol 
two cent lines. 

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From the Corbets the manor pnsscd by marriage to the 
family of Mawddwy, from whom it descended to the 
De Burghs, from whom it descended to the Leightons. who 
now own it. The descent, however, will appear more plainly 
in the annexed genealogical table. 

In the reign of Elizabeth the Welsh herald Griffith. 
Hiraethog visited this place about the year 1565, and the 
notes which he made of the coats of arms, preserved in the 
Hengwrt library, are now (1879) in the possession of Mr. 
Wynne of Pemarth. 

The number of Heraldic devises in various rooms which he 
mentions indicate a residence of greater consequence than the 
existing remains would lead one to expect. 

Sir Edward Leighton- the then repesentative of the family, 
was twice Sheriff of Shropshire and twice of Montgomery- 
shire; he was knight of the shire, member c f the Court of the 
Marches and Custos Rortulorum of the County. He enter- 
tained here for a fortnight in 1584 his distant kinsman, the 
Earl of Essex, the favourite of Queen Elizabeth. 

Blakeway, in his history of Shrewsbury. Vol. 2. p. 380. 
thus notices the visit : — 

"Book of orders of the Corporation. March 24th, 15S4. 
"Agreed that Mr. Bailiffs shall bestow on the Earl of Essex in- 
tending to pass through this town as to-morrow in wine, 
cakes, etc.. to the valewe of 20 shillings. This great peer, so 
soon to become the favourite of his mistress, the admiration 
and regret of Europe, was now in his 18th year, and on his 
road to Wattlesborough Castle, whence he returned on the 
15th of May. Mr. Leighton was 2nd cousin to the Earl's 
grandfather, a degree of consanguinity esteemed very near in 
that age of pedigree. Soon after, this young nobleman 
embarked for Holland as general of cavalry under the Earl of 
Leicester, and there can be little doubt that his visit to Shrop- 
shire was undertaken with a view <»f raising forces for that 
command. Mr. Leighton being a pera n of great fcClghl in the 
count)- at that time. His death is thus recorded in out 
Chronulo, 1 593, September 10th. The worthy Knight, Sir 
Edward Leighton, and being one of the Counsel! of the 
Marches uf Wales, departed thlS preSCnl life, being «>1 greate 
countenaia c and fame all Shropshire OVCr, whoftC bunall \\a-. 


2S 7 

not solempnisid until a monthc after, whose death was sore 
missed and lamented of main ." 

Passing on to the era of the Civil Wars., the owner of 
Wattlesborough was, fortunately for himself and his estates, 
a minor, and took no part in the struggle, though his cousins, 
Harcourt Leighton of Plash and Leighton Owen of Braggin- 
ton, were staunch Parliamentarians. At the Restoration* 
Robert Leighton was returned member for Shrewsbury, and 
sat in the longest Parliament on record, namely, from 16C1 
to i6;8. 

His son,' Sir Edward, the first baronet, was the last of his 
family who lived at W attlesborough. He was sheriff in r »3; 
contested the representation of the count}' in the Williamite 
as opposed to the Jacobite interest in 1695, when the numbers 
at the close of the poll were : — 

Richard Ld. Newport ... 28 1 

Edward Kynaston 157 

Sir Edward Leighton ... 147 

He was returned unopposed with Edw. Kynaston in 160S; 
and afterwards sat for Shrewsbury. He died in 171 1, hav- 
ing married Dorothy, daughter of Sir Job Charlton. Bart., of 
Ludford, M.P. for Ludlow, and Speaker of the House of 

After his time the Castle has been inhabited as a farm- 

We conclude, as we began, with an extract from Eyton. 
Vol. \ iii., p. 107 : — 

" After evolving the intricacies of remote genealogy or en- 
deavouring to mark the changes of border-topography, the 
mind rests with satisfaction on any tangible monument, 
which symbolises certain broad features of the forgotten 
eia. though it fails to solve a doubt or fix a single event. As 
regards scale and when compared with Can-. WattleabofOMgh 
must be placed in the second class of fetfrlal residences In 
respect, however, of hereditary associations, the stronghold 
of the vassal surpasses the Castle of the Karon, for Wattles 

borough is one of those few Shropshire estates which have 


never been bartered for gold since they were first occupied by 
the Normans." 

Note i. 

the descent oe wattlesborough. 

Richard Corbet, Pipe Roll 1 195, and ob. about 1225=1= 


Richard Corbet II,=j=Johanna, d. and coh. of Bartholomew Toret of Moreton 
Testa de Nevill J243 I Toret, afterwards called Moreton Corbet. 


Richard Corbett III, of Wattlesborough^Petronilla, d, of Lady of Edgbold. 
and Moreton Corbet, ob. circa 124S. 

Sir Robert Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire, -^Matilda de Arundel. 
M.P. 1220, ob. 1300. 

Thomas Corbet, ob. 1310.=== 

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Sir Robert Corbet, ob. i375.- r -Elizabeth. 

Fulk Corbet, ob. 1382. =f Elizabeth. Roger, succeeded to Moietor. Corbet. 

Elizabeth Corbet, ob. circa i4o3.=f ; John de la Pole, Lord of Mawddwy. 



Elizabeth de Mawddwy^pIIugh de Burgh, Shcrifl of Shropshire, ob. 1430. 

( I 

Sir John de Burgh, 1442 Sheri!l,-y-Joan, d. and coh. of Sir Wiliiam Clopton 
also M.P., ob. 1 47 1 . I of Radbroke. 

Ankaret=pJohn Leighton, Shcrin Elizabeth=s=Wilham Newport, ano 

3 times, M.P. 146S. the female line of the Bridge* 

mans, Earls of Pradlotd. 

Isabella - Sir John Lyngcn, an- Elizabeth- Thos. Mytten, ancestor 

cestorofthe Burtons ol the Myttons of 

of Longner. Haltton. 

Sir Thomas Leighton, Sheriff and M.P.. j Elisabeth, d. Waltei Deverenx, 

Kt. Banheret at Tournay, ob. circa 1530. I Lord 1 errart ol Chattley, 

John Leightoni ob. circa 15 )& 1 [oyct, d, 01 1 dw, Sttton, Lord Dudley 



Sir Edw. Leighton, M.P., Sheriff of Salop=Anne, d. of Paul Dayrell of Liliinr- 
and Montgomeryshire, Custos Hot. of j ston Darrell, co. Bucks. 
Shropshire, Member of Court of Marches. I 
ob. 1593. 

Thomas Leighton, M. P., =f= Elizabeth, d. of Sir W. Gerard, Lord Chancellor 
ob. 1600. of Ireland. 


Robert Leighton, ob. i625.=pAnne, d. of Sir E. Devereux of Castle Bromwich. 

Edward Leighton, ob. i636.:=pAbigai!, d. and h. of William Stephens 
I of Shrewsbury. 


Robert Leighton, M.P. for Shrewsbury.^Gertrude, d. of Edw. Baldwin cf 
ob. 1689. Dtlbuiy. 

Sir Edw. Leighton. Bt., M.P. for Shropshire, —Dorothy, d. of Sir Job Chariton 
M.P. for Shrewsbury, Sheriff, ob. 171 r. of Ludford, Bt. 


Sir Edw. Leighton, Bt., ob. 1756. =f Rachel, d. of Sir William Forester, 


Anna Maria Mytton^Sir Charlton Leighton, Bt.,=pEmma, d. of Sir R. Maude 
Sheriff, ob. 17S0. 

I I 

Sir Charlton Leighton, Bt., M.P. for Sir Robert Leighton, Sheriff, 

Shrewsbury, ob. s. p. 17S4. ob. s.p. 1819. 


Baldwin Leighton, Mayor of Shrewsbury.^ Ann, dau. of Captain Thos. Smith. 
Gen. Sir Baldwin Leighton, ob. 1S2S. y-L. M. Anne Stanley of Alderley. 

Sir Baldwin Leighton, M.P., ob iS7l.- r M.uv, d. of T. N. Parker of Swecr.rv. 



Sir Baldwyn Leighton, M. P. T Eleanor, d. of Lord dc TMMey. 

Note j. 

The following are someol tin- records at Loton relating t«» 
Wattlcsborougli : 

28 E. 111.. 1355 Leaseol land From R Corbel 

49 E. 111.. 13; I Copy of inquisition p. m <'i R. Corbet 


1374-75-77 — Ct. Rolls of Wattlesboroghe & Cardiston. 
1 378-S0 — Stewards' accounts. 

5 H. V., 141 7 — Values of the lands of Hugh Lurgh 

11 Edw. IV., 1472 — Copy Inqui. p.m. of John Burgh. 

16 H. VII.. 1 50 1 — Deeds relating to Division of estates to 
the 4 daurs. of Sir John Burgh. 

Court Rolls of the following years : — 1539-42. 1574, 161 3- 
16, 1659-G3, 1712-20, 1819-32, after which time the Courts 
were discontinued. 

For the architectural measurements and details I am in- 
debted to a pamphlet of the late Edw. Blore. F.S.A., a dis- 
tinguished antiquary as well as architect, who made some 
very brief notes of the place 

Stanley Leightox. 

20 Aug., 1S79. 




By EVELYN H. MARTIN (wee Swinxerton-Dyer.) 


Richard Baldwyn of Diddlebury, bom i;oS, the Rfth in 
descent from Thomas Baldwyn of Diddlebury, who died in 
1614, sold the estate of Diddlebury to Captain Frederick 
Cornewall in 1 752. 1 He built the house as it now stands, 
keeping the old pannelled rooms of the Baldwyns at the 
back of the house. 

The family of Cornewall of Diddlebury descends from 
John Cornewall of Berrington and Ludlow buried at Eye, 
29 November- 1645", who was himself a descendant of the 
Cornewalls of Burford. 

Robert Corricivdll (son of Humphry Cornewall, M.P.. 
and grandson of the above John), of Berrington and Ludlow, 
was baptized at Eye, 1; June. 164?, and married in 1G68 
Edith, daughter of Sir Francis Cornwall-^ of Abermarles, 0. 
Carmarthen; she was buried 15 Jtily, 1696. Mr. Robert Corne- 
wall's will is dated g NOV.", l/Q$i and was proved at Ludk>w 

22 Jan., r;o6. He had issue— eight sons and three daught< 
The fifth s.»n. the Revd. Frederick Cornewall, was the 

father of Captain Frederick Cornewall. the purchaser ol 
Diddlel airy. 

The Revd. Frederick Carnca*&il> War ot Bromfield 
for years, was baptized at Eye, w Dec., ]<•;;, and m 
M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. He married 

' See Tmnuutinns, 4 th II. \Uy. *** cf Q » WW W \) I* 

Earl ol Liverpool ;\tnl Comi t<»n U^.ulc, y. i:S, N>. 


Vol. III., 4O1 Seili 1. 



Miss Elizabeth Trice of co. Huntingdon; she was buried at 
Bromfield 25 Feb., 1729. 

In the Bromfield registers is this note: -'These arc to 
certifie whom it may concern yt Frederick- Cornewall Vicar of 
Bromfield did read ye thirty-nine Articles of ye Church of 
England, and gave his unfeigned assent and consent to therm 
in ye presence of us whose names are subscribed and also to 
ye Liturgy of ye Church of England, ye Qth day of June 
1702. Witness our hands- John Stedman, ye mark ol 
Charles Powell, Thomas Lewis." 

He had issue : 

1. Robert Cornewall. baptized at Bromfield 2 Feb.. 1 702, 
died I/05. 

2. Charles Cornewall, baptized at Bromfield 2 March. [703. 

3. Frederick Cornewall whom I will later refer to. 

4. Elizabeth Cornewall. baptized at bromfield 24 Mar., 

5. Mary Cornewall, baptized at Bromfiejd 28 Oct., 1711. 
f). Frances Cornewall, baptized at Bromfield October, 17*3; 

buried at Diddlebury 22 Feb., 1779. 

The Revd. Frederick Cornewall, married secondly, by 
licence at Bromfield on 12 Nov., 1731, Mrs. Elizabeth Butchar, 
widow, who was buried there 11 Oct. 1772. By her he had 
no issue. lie was buried at Bromfield 23 Mar., 1 747- In 
the Churchyard at Bromfield is a slab, with the following 
inscription, surmounted by the Cornewall Anns-. 

Hie Situs est 
Fredericus Cornwall, A.M. 
Hujusce Ecclesjse 
Per quadraginta Sex annos 
Yicarius indignus. 
Obiii 1 2mo ( lalendas Api iles 
Anno ( nr. 1 ;.|7 .F'tat. 7 1 . 
Mrs. Eli/abet h ( '<>mw .ill. 

died Qctpr. ye Sth, 1772. Aged 89, 

His thud son. 

Fredefkft Cttnieawll <>f Diddlebury was baptized ,\\ 
Bromfield August 1700. lie was Captain in ihfc 
Navy. 1 le married by licence 2 May, 1 ; i< >. at llromftcld, Mary, 
daughter of Francis Herbert "I Ludlow, and first cousin t<» 



Ihc 1st Karl of Powis of Oakley Park, on whom the Baronies 
of Herbert of Cherbury and Ludlow were entailed. His will 
was proved at Hereford, ig Nov., i;SS. On a marble tablet 
in the North Chapel and Organ Chamber of Diddicbury 
Church is this inscription : 

Frederick Cornewall, aged 82, 1788. 

His wife Maria Herbert ob. 1766, aged 47. 

The Diddlebury Registers have these entries: 1766, Feb.. 
Mrs. Mary Cornewall wife of Frederick Cornewall Esq. 
buried. 1788, Aug. 8., Frederick Cornewall Esq. buried 

In the Chapel which contains the organ, sometimes called 
"The Cornewall Chapel," and now the vestry of the church, 
is a large mural tablet to Frederick Cornewall. 


Gencre oriundus antiquo ct illustri, 

Animi in bcllo invicti, 111 pace bencfici, simplicis, pii; 

Post multos annos inter maris proccllas et discrimina, 

Interque arma hostium consumptos, 

Tandem, multilato corpore, nun inhonoratus, nec inglorius 
In regionem banc concessit, ct hoc quasi portu. 
Tranquillitatis placide sencscens, 

Mortem obijt anno aetatis LXXX1F, M.D.CC.FXXXV1 1 1 

Uxoirem ducit Mariam de nobili stupe HEetbertoruin, 

Qua" prudentia. fide, pietate, eminebat, 

Cum elegantia morum, turn dignitate 

Exornata egrcgie et pcrpoiita, 

Mortem obijt anno abatis XI All., MDCCLXVI. 

Fx tribus Liberis duos Mater Supcrstites sibi 

Cum Marito reliquit 

Fredericks et Folliottum Hcrbcrtum. 

Frcdericus in brevi vitae curriculo 

Senaloris gradum bis assecutus 

Jam spe votisque omnium 

Ad honeslissima civitatis officii) destgnatus. 

(Eheu, sperri et Vota Mortalium). 

Mortem obijt anno octatis XXXI 


I le had 1 • «ue : 

I. Henry ). lines ( \>i new .ill. bliricd ftl Bromftclli ail infant. 

13 Aug., 1; 1; . 



2. Frederick Cornewall. M.P. for Ludlow, who died with- 
out issue. In the Diddlebury Registers is the following 
entry : 

Frederick Walker Cornewall Esq.. the representative in 
Parliament for the borough of Ludlow, was buried the ist 
day of May, 1783. 

He had served the office of Bailiff of Ludlow in 1 780, and 
was Member of Parliament for Leominster from 177'' lo 

3. Folliot Herbert Walker Cornewall. 
His third son : 

The Right Revd. Folliot Herbert Walker Cornewall 
of Diddlebury, D.D.. successively Bishop of Bristol, 
1797, Hereford, 1803. and Worcester. 1808. was born in 1754. 
He married by licence, \q June 1787 .it Taplow. co. Duels-. 
Anne, daughter of the Honble. and Reverend George Hamil- 
ton, youngest son of James, 7th Earl of Abercorn. She was 
buried at Diddlebury 2\ Dec.. 1795. ® n ;| warble tablet in 
the church is an inscription lo Anne, wife of 1 • 11. \\ ■ 
Cornewall, of Decan Court, died 1^95, aged \\. 

Bishop Cornewall was buried at Diddlebury 5 Sept., 1831. 
A marble tablet records : 

F. II. W. Cornewall, Episc Vigorn, 1831, aged 78. 
On the north wall of the Cornewall Chapel a monument 
to Bishop Cornewall, with this inscription : 
Quisquis es ! 
Qui monumcnta haec undiquc illtucris, 
Et ipse brevi m< u iturus, 
Saepe sit in te contemplatio m«>iiis; 
Nam .id bene vivenduni 
Auctoritatcm afferl gra\ issimam. 
Abi nunc et \ ale ! 
(aim ante tribunal coeleste erimus 
Tui misereatur Jesus meique ! 
Marmor hoc poni inscribique volui. 
F. II. W. Cornewall, 
ELpisc< 'pu . Vigornicnsis. 

Murlelll obill anno r, ;S A. 1 V 1 8j l 
Optillll et a ma nl 1 - am 1 1 1.. 

1 laud iiiiiih'iiii II 



Suprcmum eheu ! mandatum 
Exsequendum curavit 
F. H. Cornewall Films nat. major. 
A tablet to the Bishop's wife has the following inscription : 
Hie jacet 

Anna, Uxor F. H. \Y. Cornewall Dec. Cant. 
Nobilissima stirpe Hamiltoniana oriunda ; 
Urban a, eulta; Benevola, pia ; 
Cui, matris inter Et Sororis Colloquia, 
Im pro visa mors 
Donata videbatur, Ann. set. xli. mdcclxxxxv. 
Tres Liberos, cum marito, 
Supcrstitcs sibi reliquit. 
Chara Vale! quamvis fclix- coeloquc rccepta, 
Non egeas Lacrimas, quas tibi solvit amor; 
At Actus ne temne pios et vota mariti, 

(Oualia in externis dat vagus exul agris) 
O! liceat duccnte pedes atque auspice Christo, 

O ! liceat sedem pacis adirc tiur, 
.Interna qua luce fruar per saccula tecum : 
Fall or ! an oblata tendis, ut ante, manum. 

Translation of Cornewall Tablets. 

(1) Flere lies Frederick Cornewall, born of an ancient and 
renowned family, having a disposition [or will] inconquer- 
ablc in warfare, and kind, simple, and devout in tunc id 
peace. After many years spent amid the storms and dangers 
of the sea, and battles with the enemy at length, wounded in 
body honourably and gloriously, lie retired to this neighbour- 
hood, and in this so to speak haven ol rest calmly spent his 
old age. lie died aged 8_\ in the year i;SS. He married 
Mary, of the noble race of the Herberts. She was remark- 
able for her prudence, fidelity and devotion, elegant in 
manner and at the same tunc dignified, exceedingly cultured 
and refined. She died aged 47, in the year i;oo. The 
mother left to survive her, two of. her three children. Frederick 
and Folliott Herbert, as well us her husband. Frederick, 
during his life's brief career, was twice returned as Member 
of Parliament; he had already gained ihe hope and 
wishes of all men, and it seemed likely that he was intended 


for the worthiest offices in the State, but alas! for the hope 
and good wishes of mortal men, he died aged 31, in the 
year 17S3. 

(2) Whosoever thou art, who ever lookest upon these 
monuments, thyself also soon to die, may the thought of 
death be often upon thee; for to live well is of the most 
serious importance. Now go and farewell! When we meet 
before Heaven's judgment seat may Jesus have mercy upon 
you and me ! I, F. If. W. CornewalL Bishop of Worcester, de- 
sired that this marble tablet should be erected and inscribed. 
He died aged 78 A.D. 1831. Mindful of the best and most 
loving father. F. H. Cornewall, his eldest son took care to 
carry out what was alas his last command. 

(3) Here lies Anna, the wife of F. H. W. Cornewall. Dean 
of Canterbury, born of the most noble race of the Hamiltons. 
She was polished, cultured, kind and devout. Sudden death 
appeared being granted to her, while she was conversing with 
her mother and sister, when she was 4] years old. in the year 
1795. Three children and her husband survived her. 

Shining one farewell! being ever so happy, and received 
into Heaven, thou mayst not desire the tears, which love un- 
seals for thee; yet do not despise a husband's devout weeping 
and prayers (much as a wandering exile gives in external 
fields). O that my feet with Christ as my leader and guide, 
O that the)- ma)- come to the seat of thy peace : where I 
may enjoy eternal lights forever with thee; I am deceived! 
unless thou comest forward and boldest my hand as you 
used to do. 

The Bishop used to drive from Worcester to Diddlcbury 
in a coach with lour horses, lie kept a pack of hounds at 
Diddlcbury. near the cottage known by the name oi The 
Kennels. In Juno 1831 he presented to the Church a service 
of communion plate, the old plate having been stolen when 
the church was broken into on March 1 8 ; 1 . 

By his will, which is dated 27 July >8j;, the Bishop devised 
his kinds in Diddlcbury, Aston. Munslow. Culmington< etc.. in 
default of issue male of his eldest s«<n. Frederick Hamilton 

Cornewall, to Trustees in Ttfflst lor his second sou. Herbert 

CorilCWall, (or hie, with nan. under to llerbeit Somerset 

Hamilton Cornewall (son of Herbert' in tail male. The 



Will \yas proved in the P.C.C. on 22 Jan. 183 2, by his eldest 
son and sole executor. 

The Bishop had issue two sons and a daughter : 

1. Frederick Hamilton Cornewall. 

2. Herbert Cornewall. 

3. Marianne, died at Twickenham, unmarried- 16 Jan., 
1 SO 5. 

1. Fred crick Hamilton Cornewall of Diddlebury, baptized 
15 Oct.. 1791. He married Fanny Harriet, eldest daughter 
of St. George Caulfield of Donamon Castle, co. Roscommon, 
by Frances his wife, daughter of Sir Edward Crofton, Bart., 
who was Baroness Crofton in her own right, and left issue 
two daughters — Henrietta and Mary Fanny. On his death 
the Diddlebury estate passed to his brother, pursuant to his 
father's Will. 

The same marble tablet records : 

Frederick Hamilton Cornewall. Died 1845, Aged 55. 

And these ARMS : Argent. 10 plates, 4, 3, 2 and 1, gules 
(see of Worcester), impaling, quarterly 1 and 4. Argent, 
a lion rampant, gules, armed and langued azure within a 
bordure engrailed sable bezantee (Cornewall of Bur ford); 
2. gules, three lions rampant, 2 and 1, argent, armed and 
langued azure (Herbert); 3. sable, a cross raguly between 4 
men's legs, argent (Walker). (See Transactions, 1st Series, 
ix. 294.) 

2. Herbert Cornewall of Diddlebury, born 21 July, I/94> 
married Charlotte, second daughter of General Lord Charles 
Henry Somerset, Governor of the Cape oi Good Hope. She 
died 17 March, 1864, and was buried at Clewer. He died in 
1S63, leaving issue, two sons and three daughters : 

1. Herbert Somerset Hamilton Cornewall. 

2. Frederick Talbot Cornewall. 

3. Charlotte Henrietta. 

4. Elizabeth, 

Will of Elizabeth CorncwalL of ;("> Frances Road, Wind- 
sor, aged ;(>, daughter of the late Mr. Herbert Cornew ill 
of Diddlebury Mall. co. Salop. Left £200 to her maid. 
Fanny Ludlow, £ \oo to the Windsor Royal Infirmary, £100 
to the British and Foreign Bible Society. Dated 25 Nov., 
1909. Gross value? £ / > 1 4S os. od. 


5. Cecil. 

His eldest son. 

Herbert Somerset Hamilton Corncivafl of Diddlebury and 
Twickenham, co. Surrey, was born 7 Dec. 1826. and served 
in the Rifle Brigade, fie married in 1862 Ellen, daughter of 
J. Wood of Surbiton Park, Kingston, and died 31 October, 

In the list of Shropshire Landowners in 1875, under 
Diddlebury the extent of the acreage, was 2,917; the gross 
value, £ 3.598. 

He left issue, two sons and a daughter. 

1. Charles Somerset Herbert Cornewall, born 19 Feb., 
1863, and died 24 Dec, 1890. He joined with his father in 
barring the entail of the Diddlebury estates. 

2. Henry Folliot Hamilton Cornewall of Diddlebury, born 
15 Feb., 1864- an officer in the Merchant Service. He 
married 16 June, 1900, Ellen May, daughter of Morris Emer- 
ton of New Zealand, and died 8 Nov., 1901, leaving a son — 

Henry Hamilton Cornewall, born 4 April. 1901, who is the 
present male representative of the Cornewall family in the 
direct and senior line. 

The Diddlebury estate passed about 1S86 to mortgagees, 
who obtained possession. 1 

3. Ada Mar\ r Cecil Cornewall. born 22 Jan., 1865, married 
24 Sept., 1896, to Andrew South, of East Ealing. The 
pictures of Captain Frederick Cornewall. Bishop Cornewall. 
and others of the family, were sold in 1905. 

Jn 191 o the Diddlebury estate was sold to Captain Wing- 
field-Stratford. who has made various alterations to the house, 
and has built two lodges at the entrance of the drives. 

Notes of some Cornewall Deeds. 

A Deed of Covenant to produce Title Deeds, dated 8 Oct., 
1819, between Bishop Cornew'all and Benjamin Flounders, 
Esq., contains a recital of some deeds winch helps to elucidate 
the history of this family. 

Articles of agreement dated 1 Maw 174D, between Fred 
crick Cornewall, Esq., of the one parti and Francis Herbert, 

1 See TJic House 0/ Cortiexvail, page 141, foi details 



Esq., and Mary Herbert, his eldest daughter, of the other 
pari, in consideration of a marriage between the said 
Frederick Cornewall and Mary Herbert. Frederick Cornewall 
did covenant within three months after the marriage to lay 
out the sum of ^10,000 in purchase of lands ami convey the 
same by deed to the uses therein declared. 

Indentures of Feasc and Release, dated 15 and if) April, 
175;, the release made between Frederick Cornewall and 
Mar}-, his wife, of the one part, and the Right Honble. Henry 
Arthur, Earl of Powis. and Henry Cornewall of Leicester 
Fields in co _ . Middlesex. Esq.. Lieut.-General of His 
Majesty's Forces, of the second pnrt, and Francis Flerbert 
of Ludlow. Esq., of the 3rd part. Reciting that the said 
marriage had been solemnized, and that the said Frederick 
Cornewall had laid out the sum of £10.000 and upwards in 
the purchase of the Manor of Diddlebury, and other lands 
and hereditaments, it was witnessed that the said Frederick 
Cornewall did grant and release unto the said Henry Arthur. 
Earl of Powis and Henry Cornewall. All that the said Manor 
of Diddlebury with its rights, members and appurtenances 
in the said count}' of Salop, and other messuages, -farms, 
lands, tenements and hereditaments therein described and 
conveyed, to hold the said Henry Arthur, Earl of Powis and 
Henry Cornewall and their heirs upon the trusts therein 

Indentures of Lease and Release dated 1 and 2 Nov., 
the Release made between the said Frederick Corne- 
wall and Frederick Cornewall the younger, eldest son and 
heir apparent of the said Frederick Cornewall, of the 1st 
part, Robert Pardee of the 2nd part, and Cilbert Elliott of 
the 3rd part, and by virtue of a Recover}', suffered in pur- 
suance thereof, all estates tail, remainders and reversions, 
which were created by the Indentures of 15 and ['6 April. 
1755, of and in a certain messuage- and land at Siefton in the 
parish of Culmington, another messuage or Alehouse and 
garden in Siefton late 111 the tenure of Moses Langford, con- 
taining C2a. or. $6p., and also another messuage and lands 
in Siefton in the tenure of John Andrews. Containing 
2a. ir. jp., and also another messuage and lands in Siefton 
in the tenure of Richard feeddoe. containing 3 |a. or. ip.. and 
another messuage and land 111 Siefton 111 the tenure of John 
Vol. III., 4th Series. 1M ' 



Kite, containing 7a. or. 30p., and all the other lands, etc.. of 
the said Frederick Cornewall and Frederick Cornewall the 
younger, in Sieflon, with rights of Common, etc- being 
parcel of the lands comprised in the Indentures of 1^ and 
]() April, 1755, were barred, docked and destroyed. 

By Indenture of Bargain and Sale dated 29 Oct., 1779. 
and duly inrolled? the said Frederick Cornewall and Frederick 
Cornewall the younger did convey the said premises com- 
prised in the Indentures of 1 and 2 Nov.. 1776, to William 
Pearce Hall and John Woodhouse, their heirs and assigns. 

The lands comprised in the two last mentioned Indentures 
(of 1776 and 1779) were sold to Benjamin Flounders of 
Yarm, co. York. And by an Indenture dated 8 October, 
1 8 19, between Folhott Herbert Walker. Lord Bishop of 
Worcester, of the one part and Benjamin Flounders of Yarm. 
Esquire, of the other part, the Bishop covenanted to produce 
to Benjamin Flounders the Articles of Agreement dated 1 
May, 1746, and the Indentures of Lease and Release dated 
15 and i(5 April, 1755- [The draft of this Deed is at 
Diddlebury Vicarage.] 

-Extracts from the Registers of Ludlow. 

1673, Sept. 24. Edward Agborough and Theophilia 
Cornewall, mar. 

1673, Dec. 27. Mr. Francis Cornewall bur. 

1678, Ap. 28 Theophilia, wife of Humfrey Cornewall, 

1688, Jul}' 1. Humfrey Cornewall, Esq., bur. 

1690, Dec. 8. Mr. Edward Cornewall, bur. 

1691, Auo-. 2. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Cyriah Cornewall, 

1696, Ap. 13. Henry, son of Mr. Charles Cornewall and 
Dorothy, bnpt. 

1706, Aug. 20- Constance Cornewall, widow, bur. 

1723, Aug. 26. Mrs. Ursula Cornewall. bur. 

In 1685, Humfrey Cornewall, Esquire, gave ton shillings 
to buy plate for the Corporation of Ludlow. 

corn ew ah l of diddlebury. 30 1 

Corn k wall \\ t ills proved at Hereford. 

litre ford, Book IV., 77. 

1 Ap., iO/(j. Will of John Cornwall of Docklow, proved 
by John, his son. Inventor)', £ig 17s. iod. 
Hereford, Book IV., 160. 

1 Feb. 1 68 y Administration to the effects of John Corne- 
wall of Wiekton, granted to Fortunia Cornewall, his widow. 
Inventory, £40. His son, Thomas Cornewall. 
Hereford, Book IV., 86. 

Will of John Cornewall of Stoke, proved by Fortunia 
Cornewall his widow. Inventory, £j{2C) lis. gd. 
Hereford, Book IV., 2i(). 

1 7 Feb., 16,85. Will of John Cornewall of Stoke, proved 
by Fortunia Cornewall, his wife, and Thomas Cornewall, 
executor of the will of Fortunia Cornewall. 
Hereford, Book IV., 97. 

Wall of Maria Cornewall of Tenbury, proved by J. Smith. 
Esq. Inventory, £$0 3s. ^d. 
Hereford, Book IV., 219. 

Administration to the effects of Thomas Cornewall of 
Slope, was granted to Humfrey, his brother. No inventor}'. 
Hereford, Book IV., 

22 Feb , 1 686. Will of Thomas Cornewall, late Baron of 
Burford, proved by Anna, his widow. Inventory, £l>43^ 
6s. 4cl. 



By EVELYN H. MARTIN (nee Swinnerton Dyer.) 

Littleton of Munslow, Henley Hall, Diddlebury, 
and Ludlow. 

No pedigree of this branch of the family of Little- 
Ion has hitherto been printed. The following- account 
has been compiled from wills, registers and other records. 
Their descent is traced from 

I. Thomas Littleton (the third and youngest son of Sir 
Thomas Littleton. K.B., the author of the celebrated 
'Tenures, who died 23 August, 1481, by his wife Johane, 
daughter and coheir of Sir William Burley, Knt, of Brom- 
croft. Shropshire), who was of Spetchley, co. Worcester. 
He married Anne, the daughter and heir of John Botreaux 
of Alcaston, co. Salop, and Sal ford Abbots, co. Worcester: 
and died in 1 5 Henry Y11I. (1 523). leaving issue : • 

1. Thomas Littleton, of whom next. 

2. John Littleton, of whom presently. 

3. Anthony Littleton, named in the Will of his brother, 
John Littleton, in 1 560. 

II. Thomas Littleton, the eldest son. was of Spetchley 
and Elmley Castle, and of Stoke St. Milburgh, co. Salop. 
He is mentioned in the will of Edward Littleton of Longford 
in 1590. and died without leaving lawful issue on 23 Feb- 
ruary, 1534-5, whereupon his next brother, John, came into 
possession of Spetchley and Elmley Castle. 

III. The Revd. John Littleton of Munslow, Shrop- 
shire, became heir to his brother. Thomas Littleton. On 0 
August, 1538, as John Littleton, clerk, brother and heir of 
Thomas Littleton late of Elmley Castle, he leased the manor 
of Spetdiley to Richard Sheldon of Spetchley and Katharine 
Ins wife (natural sister of the said John . for 00 years at 
the rent of L\ per annum. (Nash's Worcestershire 11 . 
35 ( L He was Bachelor of Canon Law at Oxford, iSJ-i 
probably became Rector oi Nuunton Bcauchamp, co. Wor- 
cester! 1 515 ; Canon of Exeter, 1546; and Prebendary of the 



Collegiate Church of Penkridge, co. Stafford, 1547- He was 
also Rector of Munslow. and w as buried there 30 November- 
L560. His will is dated 12 August, 1500. arid proved 10 
June, 1562. He married Alice, daughter of Richard 
Thornes of Condover, co. Salop; she was buried at Mu 11 slow 
21 March, 1 596-7 (The widow of Sir Edward Littleton, 1 st 
Bart., of Pillaton, married Thomas Thornes of Shelvock ■ 
Will of John Littleton, parson of Munslow, 1 360. 

Will of John Littleton of Munslow. My hereditaments in 
Loydecote in the parish of Abcrhavcs, co. Montgomery, lo 
.'Mice Littleton, my wife, alias Alice Thornes. for life, then 
to Thomas, my son. and also Alice's son. Also to him my 
Manor of Munslow, and the Advowson of the parish church 
there. If he has no son, then to Edward, the son of me and 
of the said Alice Littleton alias Thornes; and for lack of 
issue then to Christopher, another of our sons; and for lack 
of issue to Adam another of our sons : and for lack of issue 
to William another of our sons; and for lack of issue then 
to Edward Littleton of Franklcy. gentleman, and to his heirs; 
and for lack of such heirs, to my right heirs. Also all my 
lands in Thongland, Salop, to my son. Edward Littleton, 
(with same limitations as before). All my pasture, with the 
appurtenances called Bylcts, in the parish of Duldlcbury. 
co. Salop, to the said Christopher, my son, and his heirs; and 
for want of such heirs to my son Thomas. If Thomas has 
no issue, then to Edward; if he has no issue then to Adam; 
if he has no issue then to William; if he has no issue then 
to Edward Littleton of Franklcy. To .Adam- my son. anil 
his heirs, all my messuage, lands, tenements 111 Belhouse, co. 
Montgomery, which 1 had 111 mortgage lor £24. li Adam 
has no issue, then to Thomas; if he has no issue, then to 
Edward; if he has no issue, then to Christopher; it he lias 
no issue, then to William; il he has no issue, then lo Edward 
Littleton of Franklcy. (Many repetitions as to different 
pieces of property; some children, perhaps all- are minors . 

My cousin, Edward Littleton, stands bound to me for 
^,300; this I give to my 5 sons, as follows. To my eldest 
son, Thomas, £8q. To each of my other sons £"40, making 
up amongst them 12 score" pounds, parcel oi the .{.300. 

If Edward will, without suit of law. pay the \2 scon- 
pounds to my children, 1 forgive him the rest, being .{.00. 



The Tithes coming from Naunton, half to my wife and 
children. I have sold for my children's idvancemcnt all my 
lands in Abbots San ford, Bedford and Barton, co. Warwick, 
to my loving kinsman, Edward Littleton, Esq.. Serjeant at 
Armes. Also it is by some reported that I "shildesell" the 
same before to Anthony Littleton, my brother. Richard Shel- 
don. Robert Goivier. William More and others, which talke 
is craftclcy invented to bring me in slander of the world. 
I call God to witness I never made to them any such assur- 
ance. My wife. Alice, my kinsman, Edward Littleton. Ser- 
jeant at Armes, and my friend, Mr. Adam Lutley, to be 
executors. My wife to give each of the executors 40s. 
Dated 12 August, the 2nd year of Elizabeth, 1 560. Wit- 
nesses: John Littleton, clerk, Edward Littleton, William 
Jenkins, Adam Lutley, Richard Sutton, clerk. 

Will proved 111 P.CC, 10 June, 1562, by Adam Lutley, for 
himself and the widow. ( /j S treat.) 

The Rev. John Littleton had issue : 

1. Thomas Littleton, of Stoke St. Milburgh, of whom 

2. Sir Edward Littleton, of whom next. 

3. Christopher Littleton of Diddlcbury. Student of 
Christ Church, Oxford, 1572; B.A. 19 Feb., 1573-4- M.A. 27 
June, 1577. His father by his will left him land in Diddlc- 
bury. He was buried at Munslow 16 August, 1578. and as 
described in the Register as " Mr. of Arts and of Christ- 
church in Oxeford." 

4. Admit Littleton of Rushbury. Born 1553, matriculated 
at Christ Church. Oxford. 1574. aged 21. "Scholaris Magistri 
Browne." Rector of Rushbury. co. Salop, 18 September, 
1578. lie is mentioned in tiie will of Edward Littleton of 
Longford 111 1590 as cousin. 1 1 is father left him lands in 
Bclhouse, co. Montgomery. He married at Munslow 11 
Feb., 1598-0, Margaret, the daughter of Edward Lacon of 
Thongland (who was living m 1623) by Elisabeth Ins wife, 
the daughter of Richard Lewis of The Heath, in the parish 
of Stoke Si. Milburgh. lb- was buried at Rushbury 26 
February, joii. His eldest son (l) Edward Littleton- was 
baptized at Munslow 23 Feb, 1 500 Ohio, and must have 
died young. 

He had further issue, baptized at Rushbury. 



(2) Richard Littleton- son and heir, baptized 19 July, l6oi> 
aged 10 years and nine months in 1613. 

(3 Francis Littleton, bapt. 29 January, 1603-4. buried 2(1 
October, 1608. 

(4) Edward Littleton, bapt. 14 April, 1605, buried 2; 
November. 1610. 

(5) John Littleton of Stoke St. Milburgh, who is mentioned 
in the will of Thomas Littleton in 1621, as being the grand- 
son* of Edward Lacon; bapt. 7 April, 1607, 

(0) Silvanus Littleton, bapt. 16 August, 1608, buried 4. 
December- -1O10. 

(7) Marie, buried 4 December. 1610. 

5. William Littleton of Stretton. He is mentioned in the 
will of Edward Littleton of Longford. 1590, as cousin. He 
married Elizabeth, the daughter of John Hopton, of Rock- 
hill and Cherbury, who was High Sheriff for Salop 1575. by 
his second wife Frances., the daughter of — Cresset of 
Upton Cressett, and widow of — - Smythe of Morville, Porter 
to the Marches of Wales. John Hopton by his first wife. 
Katherine, daughter of William Peter, had a daughter. Jane, 
who married first Richard Cressett of Upton Cressett, and 
secondly Samuel Leuknor, and her sister Katherine married 
George Hockleton. 

He had issue, a daughter, Anne, married to Nicholas, son 
of Sir William Lutley of Bromcroft. 

Ritshbury Register. 1589, March 15. Edward, son of 
William Littleton, gentleman, baptized. 

Atcham Register. 163 1 , July 23. Mr. John Littleton and 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hopton, married. 

Adam Lutley of Bromcroft in his will dated 1 5 S S . men- 
tions his son-in-law, Thomas Littleton (who married his 
eldest daughter. Prances", his son-in-law. Thomas Hopton, 
and his brother-in-law, Richard Cressett. 

Inquisition post mortem William Littleton^ * r 6/J. 
(Chancery Inq. p.m. 330-70. 10 James l.\ 
Inquisition taken at Shrewsbury 22 April. 10 James L 
he f pre a jury. (One of the jurors is Sheppard Streete ol 
Mniislow). The fury find that William Littleton, late of 
Little Strettom was seised in his own demesne as of fee ol 
property in and Lonfield, and on 1 si Aug., 1 1 Eliza- 
beth, 1590, Adam Littleton and Margaret, his wife, weie 


seised of certain properties held for their lives. Adam 
Littleton is dead, but Margaret his wife is living. He held 
property in Clee Stanton and Rushbury. Richard Littleton 
is son and heir of Adam Littleton, and is 10 years and g 
months old. 

IV. 2. Sir Edward Littleton (second son of the Rev. 
John Littleton), of Munslow, and Plenley in the parish of Bit- 
terley, and Hopton Castle, co. Salop, Knight. He is mentioned 
in the will of Edward Littleton of Longford. 1590, as cousin. 
His father in his will leaves him lands in Thongland. He 
was admitted to the Inner Temple 2 April, 1 ^74, created a 
Knight on 22 August, 1621, and was uncle of Sir Adam 
Littleton, 1st Baronet, who was the father-in-law to Sir 
Thomas Walcot of Bitterley. 

Mev. Edward Williams, MSS.\ ./, fo. -77 5. A note of ye 
tenures belonging to Oswestre and to ye Larle of Suffolk. 
Edward Littleton of Thongland, half a Knight's fee. Dated 
1 562. 

The following account of him is given in Williams' Welsh 
Judges, Angle sea Circuit, p. 93. 

Edward Lvttelton, 25 May, 1621, of Munslow and Henley 
Hall, co. Salop, 2nd son of the Revd. John Littleton, Rector 
of Munslow, was admitted to the Inner Temple, as late oi 
Clements Inn, 2 Ap., i>74< called to the "outer bar" 9 Feb.. 
1584, created Knight between May and July, 1621, appointed 
one of the Council of the Marches 23 May, and sworn into 
office iS Jul}', 1621, having "had about 30 years observation 
there," and Chief Justice of the Anglesea Circuit. 162 1, 
until his death in 162.2. He married Mar}', daughter of 
Edmund Walter of Ludlow, C.J. of the Brecknock Circuit, 
1580. Three of his sons became Judges on tins Circuit 
(see 1622, 1644 and 10.47). 

It is interesting to observe that several of the Welsh fudges 
were of km to one another, the most notable instance is that 
of the Lyttletons. 

Sir Edward Lyttlctcn, C.J of North Wales- son-in-law of 
Edmund Walter, C.J. of Brecknock, was the father of Lord 
Keeper Lyttleton, Sir Timothy Lyttleton and Serjeant W il- 
liam Lyttloton. and Uncle to Sir Adam Lyttleton, all four 
Judges ol N. Wales, while Sir Adam was father m-law to 
Sir Thomas Walcot. C.J. of \\ Wales, and grandfather ul 


Sir Lyttlcton Powys, P.J. of Chester. 

He married at Ludlow g Ap., 1588, Mar/, the daughter of 
Sir Edmund Walter, Chief Justice of South Wales- who was 
buried in Ludlow Church, 29 Jan., 1593-4. She was buried 
at Ludlow 23 Oct., 1633. 

He had issue, fourteen children : 

1. Sir Edward Littleton, Baron Littleton of Munslow, 
whom Burke states to be the son of Thomas Littleton of 
Stoke St. Milburgh, and that his name was Edmund. Of 
whom presently. 

2. William" Littleton. 

3. James Littleton. 

4. Thomas Littleton. 

5. John Littleton. 

6. Anna, bapt. at Munslow 22 April, 1593, married 15 
Sept.., 1613, at Ludlow. Thomas Ketlesbie. 

7. Nathaniel Littleton. 

8. Timothy Littleton. 

9. Martha, baptized at Hopton Castle 6 July, 1602, buried 
there 1 May, 1603. 

10. Priscilla, baptized 1 1 Nov., 1604, married Jeriot Price 

of Sixty-borough. 

11. Jane. 

12. 'Anne, married 15 Sept., 1619, Thomas Ketelby of 

13. Joane, married John Osbaldestone of Chedlcigh? co. 

14. Mary, married Gilbert Jones, Barrister at Law, son 
of Gilbert Jones of Welshpool 

The Court Baron of the Lords of Ho'lgate, Henry VII., 
1 485- 1 509, and Henry VIII., 1509-1547. The Manors that 
owed service to Holgate were Clee St. Margaret, The Heath, 
Corf ton and Boston. Edward Littleton, Esquire, was the 

The following account of his father-in law is given in 
Williams' Welsh Judges, Brecknock Circuit \ 

Edmund Waiter, C.J., 24 June, 15S]. From the Breck- 
nockshire bines he took the Sessions for Justice Gcrrard: 
in August, 1570, Oct.. 1576, April, 1577, Oct., 15;;. JmV. 
1579, Oct., 1579, July, 1580, Sept., [581. 
Vol. 111., 4th Scries. OQ 


The Patent Rolls do not contain Edmund Walter's appoint- 
ment as Puisne Judge. Edmund Walter of Mar)- Vale, 
'Ludlow and Batteiiey, co. Stafford; was Chief Justice of 
South Wales, and was admitted to the Inner Temple 27 I 
Oct., 1552. He was buried in Ludlow Church, where his 
tomb still remains- on 29 Jan., 1594. He leased Ludlow 
Castle in 1578. and married 1st. Mary, daughter of Thomas 
Hackluitt of Eyton, co. Hereford, and 2nd, Mar)', daughter 
of Thomas Otelev. His daughter, Mary, married Sir Ed- 
ward Lyttelten of Munslow and Henley Hall, who was 2nd 
son of the Revd. John Lytte'lton, Rector of Munslow. 

2. William Littleton, esquire, of Henley. Serjeant at 
Law. was born 7 and bapt. at Munslow 18 April, I 50 T . 
Barrister at Law of the Inner Temple, 1620; Bencher 1038. 
as of Henley, gentleman; Serjeant at Law 1640. He mar- 
ried at Ludlow [6 May, 1O27, Judith Eaton. 

In Williams' Welsh fudges, Anglcsea Circuit, p. 27, it is 
stated as follows : 

William Littleton. C.J.. 21 June, 1649. The only record 
is from Whitelocke's Memorials and Commons' Journals. 
Mr. William Littleton ordered to be Judge of North Wales. 

William Littleton, 18 Mar., 1047, of Moor Park, Ludlow, 
was the 2nd son of Sir Edward Littleton. C.J. of this Cir- 
cuit 1621-2 (p. 93V He was born in 1591, matriculated 
Broadgates Hall. 8 Dec, 1609, aged 18, entered the Inner 
Temple. 13 July. TO12. Barrister at Law, 15 Oct., T020. 
Bencher, 4 Nov., 1038, Serjeant at Law, 19 May, 1640, and 
12 Oct., 1648, added to the High Court of Justice. 25 June. 
165 1, Recorder of Ludlow, [647-53, Puisne Justice of Angle- 
sea, 1647-9- Chief fust ice, 1649. He died unmarried, i (>;;>• 
His brothers were devoted Royalists. 

3. J (imcs Littleton, esquire, bapt. at Munslow, 1 1 April. 
1594; matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, 30 Oct., 1612, 
aged 16] B.A. from Broadgates Hall, 3 Feb.. 1017-18; Fellow 
of All Souls, M.A., 7 Jul\-. [621; B.CL. Jan.. 1624-5; 
D.C.L. 8 Dec., 1G35 ; Bencher- Inner Temple, 1030; Chan- 
cellor of Worcester, and Master in Chancery. Hied 10 
leaving three daughters. The Alumni 0 Minibuses says he 
died unmarried. 

i. Tho)na$ Littleton, of Bitterlcy, was buried at Bitterley. 


— Dec 1676. His wife, Hester, was buried at Bittcrley 
17 fuly, 1659* He had issue: 
(i) James Littleton. 

(2 Anna, buried at Bittcrley, 11 Aug-.. 1667. 
B itt erley R eg isters : 

1O02, Nov. 15. John Evans and Susan Littleton, mar. , 
1 063, Oct. 28. Littleton, son of John Evans and Susan, 

[668. May 1. Jimeiam Holloway and Sidney Littleton, 

1708, Feb. .19. Cornelius and Littleton, twin sons of John 
\\ "caver and Hester- baptized. 

1779, Ap. 11. Littleton Weaver buried. 

5. John Littleton, D.D.. baptized at Hopton Castle 8 Dee.. 
1000, Fellow of All Soul.-,'. Oxford, M.A. from Broadgates 
Hall 10 June, 1624, B.D. from Jesus College 17 Dec. 1631. 
D.D. 8 Dec, 1635, of Grays Inn, 1638, Rector of St George, 
Southwark, 1638, Vicar of Tilehurst, Berks., 1038. and 
Master of the Temple in 1638, but ejected in 1644 for being 
in the King's army. 

7. Nathaniel Littleton, Baptized at Hopton Cattle. 20 
Dec. [605.. Lie was with the Earl of Southampton's Com- 
pany in the low counties. Died without issue 

Monk Hopt 'on Registers: 

1708. June 4. Thomas, son of Mr. Thomas Littleton, 
gentleman, and Elizabeth- bapt. 

17 10, Sept- 3. Elinor, daughter of above, baptized. 

1712. Nov. 21. Elizabeth,, daughter of above, baptized. 

1749, Ap. 1. William Corfield of Hurley and Sara Little 
ton of Stokcsay married by licence at Hopton Castle. 

8. Timothy Littleton, born [608, Serjeant at Law. M P. 
for Ludlow. His wife, Elizabeth, was buried at Ludlow 
27 June. 1667, and is described as the wife of Serjeant 
Timothy Littleton. Serjeant Timothy Littleton was ad- 
mitted to the Inner Temple 1O2O, called to the Bar 1O35, 
made Bencher 1640, Recorder and M.P. for Ludlow [656- 
1675, was created a Baron of the Court of Exchequer lO/O. 
Died 1679, and was buried m the Temple Church with his 
predecessors. His arm:, are painted ill llic Ciuildhalh 
London. He was sworn one oi the Council ui the Marches 
of Wales 15 Nov., iopp He was again elected M.P. lor 



Ludlow April. 1 66 1. Ludlow Records, " This date Serjeant 
Littleton by the greater number of the Burg-ess and Serjeant 
Charlton are elected Burgesses for the next Parliament, but 
before the Common Burgesses came, who did not hear the 
writ read, Mr. Charlton and Mr. Baldwyn were published 
to be the men." The numbers appear to have been as follows. 
Without the Common Burgesses: Charlton 25. Baldwyn 21, 
Littleton 14. With the Common Burgesses: Charlton 45, 
Littleton 40, Baldwyn 34. There was a petition against the 
validity of the election of Serjeant by Sir Samuel Baldwyn. 
but it was unsuccessful. (From Mr. Weyman's M.P.s for 

The registers of Bitterley and Atcham contain the follow- 
ing entry : 16 Mar.. 1660- 1, Timothy Littleton Buried, which 
may probably be his son. 

In the London Marriage Licences, Vicar-General : 1668, 
June 30. Timothy Littleton, Serjeant at Law, widower, 
aged 60, and Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbons of St. Mary Savoy, 
widow, aged 36, to marry at St. Mary Savoy or St. Martin 
in the Fields. 

The Short Parliament, 13 Ap. to 5 May, 1640. 'Wenlock. 
Sir Thomas Littleton, Knt, and Richard Cressett 

The Long Parliament, 3 Nov., 1640. 20 Ap., 1653. Wen- 
lock, Sir Humphrey Brigges. Bart., vice Littleton. 

Convention Parliament 25 Ap. to 20. Dec. 1660. Ludlow, 
Timothy Littleton. (Parliamentary Re/ urns). 

Williams, Welsh Judges, has this: 

The Great Sessions of Wales. On Aug. 21, 1668, in reply 
to their petition a Royal Warrant issued to augment the 
salaries of the six Justices of Great .Session for Wales (one 
of whom was Sir Timothy Lyttlcton), from ,650 to ,C I S ( ' 
a year, f Cal. : Stote Papers.) 

In 1644-5 the King appointed a Commission of Associa- 
tion for Salop, and on 25 Aug., [645, amongst other Com- 
missioners appointed were Timothy Littleton, Serjeant at 
Law, Thomas Littleton, and Charles Baldwxn. Esquires. 
(See Transactions, 3rd Series, VIII., 343*) 

This account of him is given in Williams' Welsh Judges* 
Anglcsea Circuit* pp. 

Sir Timothy Lyttlcton, Feb., 164 \- There is no date of 
his appointment m the Patent Rolls, liut the Merionethshire 


Finds record: "Adam Littleton and his cousin Timothy 
Littleton were Justices of the Great Sessions for this Circuit 
on 12 Aug. and 2 Sept., 1644, when Fines were levied before 
them." He was the 7th son of Sir Edward Lyttleton, C.J. 
of this Circuit. 162 1-2 (p. 93), and brother to William Lvttle- 
ton. also C.J.. 1649-53. He entered the Inner Temple 12 
Nov., 1626, Barrister at Law 3 Nov., 163 5, Bencher 10 June. 
1649. Serjeant at Law i6;o, created Knight 20 June, 1 67 1, 
sworn one of the Council of the Marches of Wales 15 Nov.. 
1644, Recorder of Ludlow 1653-75, Recorder of Bewdlev 
1660-70- Second Justice of Anglesea 1644-7, CJ. 1600-70, 
M.P. Ludlow April to Dec. 1660, and April. t66i. created 
Baron of the Exchequer 1 Feb., 1670. Died — March, 
1679, buried 2 Ap., in the Temple Church. His arms and 
portrait are in the Guildhall. London. 

Y. Sir Edward Littleton, Knt. (eldest son of Sir 
Edward Littleton); of Henley, in the parish of Bitterley and 
Mini slow. Baptized at Mtraslow, 1 5 March, 1589-90; created 
Baron Littleton of Munslow 18 Feb., 1O41; died at Oxford 
27 Aug.. buried 28 Aug., 1645, in Christ Church Cathedral. 
Will dated 8 Ap., 1641, proved 1 July, 1653. 

( Rev. Edward Williams' MSS. 2, p. /o). lie became a 
gentleman commoner of Christ Church in 1606, Took the 
B.A. degree in 1612. Thence he was removed to the Inner 
Temple. In 1628 he had the management of the high pre- 
sumption charge against the Duke of Buckingham. In 1 63 - 
chosen summer reader of the Society of the Inner Temple. 
Knighted at Whitehall. In the beginning of the Long 
Parliament he was in good esteem with both Houses, and 
when the King passed the Financial Bill and that ol the 
subsidies, both Houses returned their thanks to the King by 
the Lord Keeper. He stood sometime with the Parliament, 
but in Jul\', 1642. retired to the King at York, having just 
before sent the Seal. In 162-8 we find him m Parlia- 
ment, and on 6 May appointed, with Sir Edward C oke and 
Sir Dudley Diggs, to carry up the Petition of Right to the 
House of Lords. He attended his Majority .it Oxford 
and was made one of the King's Privy Council and Colonel 
of a regiment of Foot in the same service. His Only 
daughter, Anne, the widow of Sii Thomas I .yttelton, erected 
a monument to Ins memory. Between the two lower pillars 


which divide the first north isle from the second on the north 
side of the choir oi the Cathedral Church of Oxford, is a 
monument in black" ancj white marble, erected May, 1683, by 
his daughter Anne. Inscription: That Edward, Lord Little- 
ton was descended from Thomas Littleton. K.B., qui sub 
Edwardo IV. justiciarius, leges Angliae municipales (prius 
indigestas) in enchiridion feliciter reduxit: opus in oinne 
aevum 1 c'tis venerandum, etc 

His first wife was Anne, 4th daughter of John Littleton 
of Franklcy, by Muriel, the daughter of Sir Edward Bromley. 
Knt. She died (3 Feb., 1623, and was buried in the Temple 
Church. He married secondly Elizabeth, widow of Sir 
George Calverlcy. Knight, of Cheshire, and daughter. of Sir 
William Jones. Knight, justice K.B. 

Williams' \V clsh Judges, Anglcsea Circuit, p. 94, has 
this : 

Edward Lyttleton, 12 Nov., 1622. of Henley Hall, co. 
Salop, eldest son of Sir Edward Lyttleton, Knt., C.J. of this 
Circuit (see p. 93). was born at Munslow in 1 589, matriculated 
Christ Church, Oxford. 28 Nov.. 100O. B.A. 28 A p., 1609. 
Honorary D.C.L. 31 Jan., 1643.. entered the Inner Temple 
28 Oct., 1O09, Barrister at Law 11 Maw 1617, Bencher 3 
Nov., 1629. Autumn Reader 1032. Treasurer 1634-38. He 
married 1st Anne, daughter of John Lyttleton of Frankley. 
co. Worcester, and 2nd, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William 
Jones, Judge of the King's Bench. 1623-40, and widow of 
St George Calverlcy of Cheshire. 

Clarendon. 111 his history, says he was a profound lawyer. 
A powerful advocate and a handsome, proper man. \\ il- 
liams says, he was a very graceful person, and notorious for 
courage which 111 his youth he had manifested with his 
sword- and made an excellent Judge. He made a rapid rise 
in his profession, being appointed one of the Council of the 
Marches 30 June and sworn in 1 8 Jul}'- n>-> Puisne Justice 
of North Wales 1622-32, Recorder of London ; Dec 1631- 
34, Counsel to the Oxford University the same year, created 
Knight <) June, [635- M.P. Bishops Castle March to May, 
idi j; M.P. Carnarvon and Leominster 1025 lOJO, Solicitoi 
General if Oct., 1 634-40, Servant al Law iS Jan, 164O1 
PC. Jan.. 1640, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. 
2; Jan., 1640-41, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal 18 Jan.. 



1641-45. created Baron Littleton of Munslow 18 Feb., 164 1. 
ITo was placed at the head of a Commission to execute the 
office of Lord High Treasurer 18 May, 1O41, and in March. 
1643, nominated Lord Lieutenant of Salop uy Parliament. 
Jan., 1642, but joined the King at York in May, and was 
Secretary of H.M.'s Council and was commissioned by the 
King 2 1 May, 1644, to raise a regiment of foot soldiers from 
amongst the gentleman of the Inns of Court and Chancery., 
and was made their Colonel. 

Lord Littleton died at Oxford 27 Aug., 1645, and was 
buried in Christ Church Cathedral. There are portraits of 
him at Hag'ley Hall and the National Portrait Caller)'. Tn 
the Plea Rolls : —Edward Littleton, Justice, Aug. and Sept., 

He had issue : 

1. Samuel Littleton, baptized at Ludlow 12 June. ifnq. 
He must have died young, as he is not mentioned in his 
father's will. 

2. Anne Littleton, his only surviving child, married her 
cousin, Sir Thomas Littleton, 2nd Bart., of Stoke St. Mil- 
burg, and had issue, an only son. Sir Thomas Littleton, 3rd 
Bart.- who died without issue in Jan., 1710. 

3. Edward Littleton, died young. 

4. John Littleton, baptized in London 26 Jan.. 1623, 
buried 7 Feb., 1O24. 

5. Mary, baptized I .Ma}-, 1622, buried 1623. 

6. A daughter, died young. 

The information as to the above four children is taken 
from a pedigree in one of Sir Thomas Philhpps's MSS. pre- 
served at Shrewsbury. 

Will of, Sir lulWiird Littleton, Knight, of Hmile\\ proved If)'/.). 

Will of Sir Edw ard Littleton of I lenley (near Ludlow ), Co. 
Salop, Knight, Solicitor General to the Kings Majesty. To 
the poor of the parishes of Munslow , Bitterley, Stanton Lacy 
and Ludlow £5 for each parish and £5 per annum out of my 
land in Aston, Co. Salop, towards binding out apprentices 
poor children in Munslow in the first place, where 1 myscll 
was born ; if there bo no children suitable there, then to 
Bitterley. And whereas I am trusted to provide tor Edward 



Littleton, now at School at Amersham in the house of Dr. 
Cooke, I give to the said Edward all my books and MSS. 
and my Leases interest and estates in the Rectories of Llan- 
cevonvanre, Llanvaor-Yaughan in the Countv of Brecon, 
and all my tithes and other profets in the said County for 
all my terme and estate therein, if he live so long, and after 
then decease to my daughter (unnamed); aiso to the said 
Edward all my lands, tenements, etc., in Radnor, and in 
Ashford. Co. Salop, lie to release all right and title to my 
other lands w hen 21. 

To James Littleton, the son of my brother Thomas 
Littleton. £ 10 per annum for iife. To my sisters Jones and 
Price £ ro per annum. To my cousins William and Thomas 
Littleton, and unto Edward and Sara, the children of the 
said William and Thomas. To my cousin fames Littleton 
for life all lands, tenements, etc.. in Ludlow. Stanton Lacv, 
and elsewhere in Lease to my cousin Davis, which I bought 
of my cousin Walter, free from all charges. 

To the three daughters of my brother James Littleton 
£100 at their respective ages of 14. 

I will that the £2.000 I am to pay to my cousin Adam 
Littleton upon the Least of St. Michael, 164 1, for my 
daughter's portion, be levied out of my estate real and 
personal which is to come to my daughter and her 
husband, not out of my estate hereby disposed of by will. 
To all my servants £io each. Ail other estates to my only 
daughter Anne for life and after her death the moiety thereof 
to her husband. The property to the sons of my daughter 
by her present husband, or any other of the name of Littleton: 
for want of such to Edward Littleton now at School at 
Amersham, and the heirs ot his body : and for want of such 
to the heirs of Sir Edward Littleton. Knight, my father ; and 
for default of such issue to the heirs of John Littleton, my 
grandfather: and for default of s tch. to the heirs male of Sir 
Thomas Littleton of Frankley, Knight and Baronet : and in 
default of such to the heirs male ol Sir John Littleton, 
Knight, senior, sometime of Frankley : and for default of 
such issue to the heirs male 0; the body of Sir William 
Littleton. Knight, his grandfather: and for default of such 
issue to the heirs male of the body of Sir Edward Littleton 
of Pillaton Hall Co. StaiTord, Uaronet, and the hens lor 



want of such issue to the heirs male of the body of Sir 
Thomas Littleton of Frankley, Knight of the Bath, and one 
of the Judges of the Common Pleas in the time of King 
Edward IV. All my debts and legacies to be paid out of the 
hinds devised to my daughter Anne. 

I make my brothers, and my cousin Adam Littleton and 
my cousin John Clarke executors, and give each £10. 

Signed in the presence of Thomas Sidney, Henry Evert, 
Robert Spencer, Thomas Kippes. John Hamies, John Trowte. 

Codicil, dated 13 June, 1640, Sir Edward Littleton, 
Knight, late Chief Justice of ye Common Pleas and one of 
His Majesty's most honorable Privy Council, devises all his 
lands and tenements, etc.. real and personal, except his lease 
of Llancevonvaure and Llanvaor Yaughan in Co. Brecon 
which he hath formerly settled unto his brothers John 
Littleton, Doctor of Divinity and Master of the Temple, and 
to Timothy Littleton, Serjeant at Law, their heirs and 
assignee, on this condition, they shall dispose of such part 
as they think necessary to pay the debts, etc., and convey 
the rest according to the terms of his will and make them 
executors. He revokes all legacies to his servants except 
to his butler, cook, coachman, groom, and footman, and 
appoints his cousin Adam Littleton of Stoke Milburgh, Co. 
Salop, Esquire, his brothers William Littleton and James 
Littleton, overseers. Signed in the presence of Thomas 
Kipps, Henry Evett, John Trowte, John Wyborne, Henry 

Further Codicil, 8 April, 1641, the annuities to cease 
when his Trustees think the annuitants are properly provide,! 
for. Lest his will be in any way defective. Sir Edward 
Littleton doth require his feoffees etc. to convey all lands etc. 
to his brothers John Littleton and Timothy Littleton to the 
use expressed. Signed in the presence of Thomas Kippes. 
Henry Evett, Tobias Peaker. 

Will proved 5 November, 1649, by Timothy Littleton at 
London and 1 July, 1653, by John Littleton at Westminster. 
(165 Fairfax.) 

Vol. III., 4th Series 



We revert now to 

IV. i. Thomas Littleton (the eldest son of the Rev. 
John Littleton) of Stoke St. Milburgh, His father in his will 
left him the Manor of Munslow and the advowson of Stoke 
St. Milburgh. He is mentioned in the will of Edward Littleton 
of Longford, 1590. as cousin. His will is dated 21 Jan., 
1621, proved 9 July, 1622. He mentions rents from Clee 
Stanton, Minton, Munslow, Aston, Diddlebury, and Naishe 
in Shropshire. He was buried at Munslow, 31 Jan.. 162 1-2. 

Rev. Edward Williams , MS. II., fo. 153b., under Stoke St. 
Milburgh names Thomas Littleton, armiger, as a freeholder. 

The whole list of freeholders is as follows :— 

Freeholders of the County of Salop (no date) 
Hundred of Munslowe. 

Bromcroft. — John Lutley, gent. 

Stoke Milburgh. — Thomas Littleton, gent. 

Munslowe. — William Baldwyn, gent., Stephen Street. 

Esloppe. — Edward Fewtrell, Thomas Ball, Edward Crowther, 

Edward Pinches. 
Middlehope. — Charles Moore, gent. 
Westhope. — (No name given), 
B.romfield.— Charles Fox, knt. 

Hohlgaic. — Edward Cressett. Francis Cressett, gentlemen. 
Syf t on . — Thomas Key sa 1 1 . 

Aston. — Adam Higgins, yeoman, John Stedman, yeoman. 
Ernestre Parke. — Humphrey Briggs. armiger. 
Minton. — William Monslowe, Thomas Marston, Thomas 

Acton Scott. — Edward Baldwyn, gent. 

Law ton. — John Lutley. gent. 

Corfton, — (Xo name given). 

Midleton. — Timothy Lucye, armiger, etc. 

Will of Thomas Littleton, oj Stoke St. Milburgh, W2L 

Dated 21 Jan., 1621. Will of Thomas Littleton of Stoke 
Milburgh. eo. Salop. My debts to be paid out of my rents 
in Clee Staunton, Naishe. Naunton, Minton, M unslow . Aston, 
and Diddlebury, co. Salop. Llanvarreth co, Radnor, and 
Alcester, co, Warwick. (The will gives 1 long list of debts). 



To my son in law Mr. James £140. To my son Adam 
Littleton £200. To John son of my brother Adam Littleton 
-Moo. My cousin John Littleton to be maintained at my 
house at Stoke till this is paid ; plate and other property is 
in the hands of his grandfather Edward Lacon. and some 
household stuff is in mine. My brother Lutley, my daughter 
Cecelie £300. My daughter Joane £'200. When my debts 
are paid my son Thomas shall have my lands in Minton. 
My son John m\ lands in Nashe. My son George £100, 
(A long list of debts owing to testator). William Cortield 
and Edmond Habberlev owes me £50. For arrearages due 
for the rent of the land that was William Baldwyn's in 
Munslow £6 10s. My cousin Anne Hopton £10. My sons 
Adam. Thomas and George to be executors. Witnesses : 
Margaret Hopton. John Jeames, Elizabeth Stedman. Richard 
Littleton, William Varnells. 

Will proved in P.C..C. 9 July, 1622. by Adam. Thomas and 
George Littleton, the sons and executors. [63 Saviie.) 

He married Frances, the daughter of Adam Lutley of 
Bromcroft. She was born in 1562. and buried at Munslow, 
7 Feb., 1648, in the 86th year of her age and the 27th year of 
her widowhood (Munslow Registers). 

He had issue — 

1. Sir Adam Littleton, 1st Baronet, of whom presently. 

2. George Littleton. Rector of Munslow. 

3. Thomas Littleton, Vicar of Hales Owen. 

4. John Littleton. 

5. Cecelia. 

6. Joane. 

One daughter married Mr. John James, and the other 
Humphrey Walcot, Esq. 

Stoke St. Milburgh Registers. 
1654, Mar. 25. Richard Littleton, gentleman, buried. 
1671, Sept. 26. John, son of Samuel Littleton, gentleman, 

1675, Nov. t2. Susanna ye wife of John Littleton, gentle- 
man, buried. 

1690, Aug. 3. Samuel, son of Samuel Littleton, gentleman, 
and Anne his wife, baptized. 


1693, May 2. Adam, son of Samuel Littleton, gentleman, 

and Anne his wife, baptized. 
1693, Nov. 24. John Littleton, gentleman, buried. 
1697, Feb. 17. Edward, son of John Littleton, gentleman, 

and Anne his wife, baptized. 
1700, Mar. 9. William Mason and Eleanor Littleton, married. 

(See the will of Thomas Littleton, dated 4 Sept., 1703. he 
mentions his daughters Eleanor Mason. Isabel Littleton. 
Mary Woodruff, Margaret Maddox.j 

His second son, 

2. George Littleton, of Munslow. Born 1599. Of Magdalen 
Hall, Oxford: matriculated 8 May, 1618. aged 19: B A. 28 
June, 1620; M.A. 15 June, 1626. Instituted Vicar of Stanton 
Long, 23 Sept., 1621, on the presentation of the Dean and 
Chapter of Hereford : instituted Rector of Munslow, 5 March, 
1629-30, on the presentation of Adam Littleton. Esq.. patron. 
Buried there 13 Nov., 1675, in the same grave as Mr. Lloyd. 
By his Will, dated 28 April, 1675. and proved 28 Jan.. 1675- 
6, he leaves money to the poor of Munslow, Diddlebury, 
Eaton (under Heywcod), Long Stanton and Rushbury; and 
mentions his lease of Bromcroft Park. His wife Mary was 
buried at Munslow, 21 Mar., 1659, and by her he had issue — 

(1) Thomas Littleton, baptized at Munslow, 28 June. 1032: 
devisee named in the w ill of his father, 1075. Married, and 
had issue a daughter Elinor, who is also named in the same 
will 1675. 

(2) George Littleton, baptized at Munslow. 12 Oct.. [643; 
of Christ Church. Oxford, matriculated 4 Dec. 1660, aged 
17 ; B.A. 1664. M.A. 1667. Buried at Munslow. 17 May, 
1672, as '* Mr. of Arts and Student ot Christs Chufch in 
Oxford." (Munslow Register.) 

(3) Frances, baptized at Munslow, 13 July, 1630; is men- 
tioned with her husband in her father's will. She married 
at Munslow, 21 April, 1659. John Holland, and had issue. 

(4) Mary, baptized at Munslow, 30 Nov. and buried there 
19 Dec, 1 64 1. 

(5) Alice, baptized at Munslow, 12 Feb., 1649, mentioned 
in her father's will. 

(6) Anne, baptized at Munslow, 28 June. 1033. mentioned 
in her father's w ill. 



(7) Audrey, buried at Bucknell, 18 Nov., 1653. (Munslow 

(8) Isabel, mentioned in her father's will, married at 
Munslow by lieence 24 May, 1665, to Richard Detton. 
junior, M.A. New College. Oxford, w ho was instituted Rector 
of Acton Scott, r^ May, 1631. on the presentation of Walter 
Acton, Esq., and rector of Xeenton 1659 — 1664, also of 
Aston Bottercll. He was buried at Munslow. 29 April, 1668. 
leaving issue two daughters: — Mar}", bapt. at Munslow. 26 
Jul}', 1666, and Elizabeth, bapt. there 21 Maw and buried 10 
September, 1668. 

Will of George Littleton, of Munslow, proved 167 5. 

(Hereford Wills. Book 3, folio 463.) Wiil of George 
Littleton of Munslow. clerke. My body to be buried in the 
Chancel of the church of Munslow. To the poor of Munslow 
40s. To the poor of Diddlebury 20s. To the poor of Eaton 
(under Hey wood) 20s. To the poor of Long Stanton 20s. 
To the poor of Rushbury 20s. To be distributed by the 
churchwardens. To every servant living with me at my 
decease 6s. Sd. My daughter Detton shall have goods to 
the value of £20, according to her marriage agreement. My 
implements of husbandry and household goods to be equally 
divided between my sons and daughters. My two daughters 
Alice and Ann their portions to be £"300 each. To my son 
Thomas Littleton, gentleman, my daughters Frances, Isabell. 
Alice and Anne all my freehold and leasehold lands as long 
as my son Thomas Littleton, Elinor his daughter and the 
said Alice my daughter or any of them shall live, then all my 
lands to Thomas Littleton and his heirs. My son in law 
John Holland (he married Isabel) to be sole executor. 
Dated 28 April, 1675. Witnesses, Francis and Elizabeth 

Codicil dated 18 Oct., 1675. 1 further appoint that mv 
body be Buried in the chancel of Munslow in the same grave 
in which Mr. Lloyd was buried and m the night tymc. My 
body to be wrapped in a sheet only without any Coffin, and 
that no dole be given at my burial. The 10s. left to Kushbm v 
to be given to Long Stanton instead. 1 will that my son 
Thomas Littleton have mv freehold lauds alter the expiration 



of my Lease of Bromcroft Park. Witness: William Harrison. 
Will proved at Hereford, 28 Jan.. 1675-6. before Sir Timothy 
Baldwyn. knt., by John Holland, sole executor. 

3. Thomas Littleton is described as the third son of Thomas 
Littleton of Stoke St. Milburgh. Fie was born 1590. of 
Christ Church. Oxford, Matriculated 20 Jan. 1608-9, aged 
ic). B.A. from Broadgates Hall. 5 Dec, 1611, M.A., 6' July, 
1614. Vicar of Hales Owen 1621. His father left him 
lands in Minton, and appointed him one of his executors in 
162 1. Lord Denbigh, the Parliamentary General, in a 
Certificate dated 16 April. 1644, describes him as being "a 
laborious and painful preacher, and well affected to ye 
Parliament." (cf. Transactions, 3 Ser.. vii. 250). I have not 
been able to ascertain the names of his five elder sons. 

Hissixth son. Adam Littleton, was born at Halesowen. 2 
November. 162; ; educated at Westminster School ; Student 
of Christ Church 1648; B.D. and D.D. 12 July 1670. He 
was an eminent grammarian, and second master of West- 
minster School in 1658. Canon of Westminster 1669. Sub- 
dean and Chaplain to Charles II. 1670. Rector of . Chelsea 
1670. Served the Donative of St. Botolph Aldergate 1685. 
Rector of Overton Hants 16S3 till his death 30 June 1694 
aged 67. Buried at Chelsea. 

Marriage licence, Faculty Office, London. Adam Littleton 
of Chelsea, clerk, widow er. 40. and Susan Rich, spinster, aged 
21, daughter of — ■ Rich of Westharri, co. Essex, to marry at 
Wcstham or Stratford Bow. Dated 24 Jan. 1666 — 7. 

V. 1. Sir Adam Littleton, 1st Bart, (eldest son of Thomas 
Littleton), of Bromcroft, Diddlebury, and Stoke St. Milburgh: 
was executor to his father's will in 1622: created Baronet 14 
Oct., 1642. being then of Stoke St. Miiburg. He was a 
Royalist, and compounded as a delinquent in 1645. He is 
mentioned in the Diddlebury Terrier 1637 : — " Adam 
Littleton, Esq.* of Bromcroft pays the Vicar 7s. yearly in 
tithes." He died 1647. Will dated 13 July, 1631 : proved 
4 May, 164S. He mentions his mother-in-law Jane Downes, 
widow, his brother-in-law Humphrey Walcot, ins brother- 
in-law John James, and his brother George Littleton. Clerk, 
of Munslow. 



The Waleat MSS. says: — "Sir Adam Littleton vyas 
brother of Sir Edward Littleton Lord Keeper of the Great 
Seal, and was his eldest brother " : but Sir Edward Littleton 
savs he is uncle of Sir Adam Littleton. 

Adam Littleton. Esquire, was appointed Recorder of 
Wenlock. 25 February. 1635. The MSS. of the Corporation 
of Bridgnorth have this entry under date 24 February. 1640 : 
•' It is agreed that in respect there is a years fee unpaid to 
the last Recorder. Sir Edward Littleton,, who is now Lord 
Keeper of England, and therefore he will not accept that 
fee. The Town thinks rit to bestow a piece of plate upon the 
new Recorder Adam Littleton, being the said Lord Keepers 
Kinsman, to the value of £4.*' (cf. Transactions. :st Series, 
vol. X.. p. T39). 

11 Adam Littleton of Ludlow. Councillor at Law," occurs 
as one of the Trustees named in the Deed of Feoffment for 
ye gift of Charles Sonnibank. D.D.. made to 10 poor widows 
in ye Town and Parish of Ludlow, dated 10 Oct.. 1 Charles, 
1625— 6. 

In 21 James I. U623 — 4) Sir John Hayward. Knt.. sells to 
Adam Littleton and George Holland land at Cound' I Duke's 
Antiquities). The same writer under Stoke St. Milburgh 
mentions land there belonging to Sir Adam Littleton. 
Baronet. iS Charles I. (1642—3). 

Williams' Welsh Judges Anglesca Circuit, pages 95-96. has 
this account : — Sir Adam Littleton. 1 Aug., 1037. of Stoke 
St. Milburgh. He received two Patents dated 27 Nov. and 
5 Dec, 1637. He was the son of Thomas Littleton of Stoke 
St. Milburgh. who died in 1621, by Frances, daughter <>f 
Adam Lutlev of Bromcroft Castle, in the parish 01' Diddle- 
bury. He entered Lincolns Inn as Adam Lytleton of Salop. 
19 Feb.. lGo> Barrister at Law 28 Jan., 1612, one of the 
Council of liie Marches 1635. Chief Justice of the Anglesea 
Circuit 1637-47. Created Baronet 1 4 Oct.. 1642. He 
married Audrey daughter and heir Thomas Poyntz of 
North Sk\ nden. Essex, and died in 1647. 

" Sir Adam Povnt/ Littleton of Stoke St. Milburgh. CO. 
Salop, appeared and took the oath before the Committee for 
Compounding I Nov., 1645, when the County Committee 


were ordered to certify the delinquency and the value of his 
estates." (State Papers, Domestic.) 

He was nephew to Sir Edward Littleton (p. 93); cousin to 
the Judges 1622 and 1644 ; father-in-law of the Judge 1676; 
and grandfather of Sir Littleton and Sir Thomas Powvs. 

Amongst the Walcot MSS. (Xo. 5' is a letter dated 10 
May. 1641, from Adam Littleton to Humfrey Walcot at 
Walcot. in which he prays him to continue the loan of £150 
which he made to the writer's son Owen '"for his trade"* 
until a little after Michaelmas, when he will have sufficient 
money from the Lord Keeper (Sir Edward Littleton ) for the 
repayment of it. 

Will of Adam hitMm% 1631, proved 16-18. 

Dated 15 July. 163 r. I Adam Littleton of perfect mind 
and memory do make my last will and testament. To my 
wife all my messuages, tenements, etc. during her widowhood, 
with the intent and purpose that she shall allow unto my 
children (mv father's legacies being discharged as he hath by 
will directed^, such maintenance for their education, learning 
and good nurture and especially in the waves of godiynes. 
And such portions for their advancement in marriage and in 
good trades, or other honest callings as she and Jane Downe, 
widow, my good mother in iaw. Humphrey Walcot. lis.].. 
John Jeames.. clerk, my brothers in law. and George Littleton. 
Clerk (of Munslow) my brother, shall think tit. On and 
after the marriage of my wife with any other husband. I give 
to my mother in iaw. brothers in law and brother all my 
estates for 30 years. They to allow my children such sums 
for their maintenance. My said wife and friends to be 
guardians to my said children. My wile executor. No 
witnesses. Will proved in P.C.C. 4 May. 1648. (S(> Ess*.<\^ 

He married Audrey, daughter and heir ol Thomas Poynte 
of North Skvnden, co. Essex, and had issue— 

t. Sir Thomas Littleton, 2nd Bart, (also called Poyntz),of 
whom presently. 

2. William Littleton. 

3. Edward Littleton. 

4. Mary, married at Bitterlcv. 10 Dec, 1663, Sir Thomas 
Walcot of Bitterley. 


5. Anne, married about 1646-7, to Thomas Powys of 
Henley Hall, in parish of Bitterlev. Serjeant-at-Law and 
Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, and had issue — Littleton Powys, 
eldest son. who was born in 1648. His marriage iicenee is 
dated 2 Dec, if);o, to marry Agnes Carter of St. Dunstan in 
the West. He was second Justice of Chester, and d'ied 
without issue 16 Mar.. 1732, and was buried in Bitterlev 
Church. Ann Powys was buried at Bitterlev, 30 June, 1655. 
Sir Thomas Powys married secondly Mary, daughter of 
John Cotes of Woodcote. 

6. Audrey, married to — — ■ Hughes. Her will is dated 
7 Oct. 3 James. 1687-8. (Walcot MSS.) 

7. A daughter married to Bernard Walcot, who was the 
brother of Humphrey, the father of Sir Thomas Walcot. 

2. William Littleton, second son of Adam Littleton of 
Stoke St. Milburgh. Born in Herts. 1623. Of ]esus College. 
Oxford, matriculated 15 June, 1638, aged 15. Barrister-at- 
Law of Lincoln's Inn, 1645. (Alumni Oxonienscs.) 

3. Edward Littleton, esquire (third son of Adam). Born at 
Stoke St. Milburgh, 1626. Educated at Westminster-School, 
and St. Man- Hall, Oxford, matriculated 2 April, 1641, aged 
15; B.A. 6 July, 1644 ; Fellow of Ail Souls, 1647: M.A. 14 
Dec, 1648 ; Proctor 1656 : Incorporated at Cambridge 1057 : 
Rhetoric Reader; Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln's Inn 1664, 
He went to Barbadoes in 1666 as Secretary to William, Lord 
Willoughby of Parham, and was a Judge in Barbadoes 1670 
to 1683. In 1669 he married a k " lady of good fortune." In 
1683 with bis family returned to London, and died i6< 5, 
(See Alumni Oxonicnses, Wood's Athena, iv., p. 374, and 
Fasti ii., p. 108.) He had issue, a son 

Edward Littleton, born in Shropshire 1664, matriculated at 
All Soul's College, as "son of Edward Littleton, plebeian," 
on 10 June, 1681, aged 17; B.A 1685; M.A. from Christ's 
College, Cambridge, 1690; Fellow of Eton College, 2 July, 
1726. He was Rector (chaplain) of the Chapel of Mcrston 
or Marston, in the parish of Diddlcbury, 1689; Vicar ol 
Amberlev 1701 ; Rector of Bignor, Sussex, 1701 ; Canon of 
Chichester 1706; Wear of Maple Durham,, Oxford, 1726, 
until his death jo Now, 1 73.;. {Alumni (Icon.) 

Vol. 111. , 4th .-(Mies. > s 


4. Mary, married Sir Thomas Walcot. 

Williams, Welsh Judges, Anglesea Circuit, p. 105. gives this 
account of her husband: — "Sir Thomas Walcot. Ap. 1676. 
S.J. of Bitterley Court, Ludlow, was 2nd son of Humphrey 
Walcot of Walcot. by Anne, daughter of Thomas D v ock\vra 
of Poderich, co. Herts, bv Jane, daughter of Sir William 
Periam, widow of Thomas son of Sir Gabriel Pointz, died 
1645. (Walcot MSS.) He was born at Lydbury, 6 Aug.. 
1629, and married at Bitterley, 10 Dec, 1663, Mary, daughter 
of Sir Adam Littleton of Stoke St. Milburgh. He died in- 
testate and insolvent at Bitterley, on Sunday. 6 Sept.. 1685. 
and was buried (in the chancel) at Bitterley, 8 Sept., aged 
56. M.I. His Arms were placed in Ludlow Castle." 

Walcot MSS. Indenture dated 15 Charles II., 1663-4, 
Between Thomas Walcot and Sir Thomas Littleton and his 
cousin James Littleton of Mason's Hall, London, Merchant. 

Mary Littleton had the Manor of Bitterley settled on her 
as a marriage portion. 

Humphrey Walcot was brother to Bernard Walcot and to 
Richard Walcot ; he was born 1587, and married. Elizabeth, 
the daughter of William Vincent of London, merchant. 
Their daughter Elizabeth married Sir Samuel Baidwyn 01 
Stokesav. The names mentioned in her marriage settlement, 
dated 13 Oct., 1646, are Charles Baidwyn of Elsich, Sir 
Edward Acton, Knt., Humphrey Walcot, Richard Walcot, 
and Sir Thomas Littleton, Bart. 

Walcot MSS., No. 11. A printed letter addressed to 
Humfrey Walcot, Esquire, bearing the sign manual and 
privy seal of Charles I., and signature of Sir Edward 
Littleton, requesting the loan of £150 or value thereol in 
plate. Dated at Oxford, 14 Feb., 1643-4. (See Transactions, 
3rd Series, V. 315.) 

VI. Sir Thomas Littleton, 2nd Bart..— Born at Stoke. 
1622. Of Bromcroft, Stoke St. Milburgh, and North Ocken 
co. Essex. Matriculated at Jesus College, 15 June. 163S, 
aged 16. Barrister-at-Law of Inner Temple. 1642, Marriage 
licence, London, dated 6 Oct., 163;; he was then aged 17 
and his wife aged 12 years. M.P. for Much Wenlocfc 166] 
1678; M.P.for East C.rinstead, April to June. io;o : M.P. t>r 
Yarmouth Feb. to Mar., 1681. He was a Royalist, and 



compounded for his estates, which were worth £180 per 
annum, paying a line of £370. He was b iried 16 Apr , 16S1, 
at North Ockcnden. 

He married Anne, the daughter and heir of Sir Edward 
Littleton. Lord Littleton of Munslow, Solicitor-General, and 
had issue— 

1. Edward Littleton, born 1645; matriculated at Christ 
Church, Oxford, 14 December, 1660. aged 15. Died young. 

2. Sir Thomas Littleton, 3rd Hart. 

VII. 2. Sir Thomas Littleton, 3rd Baronet,— Born at 
^'eniock 1647. Matriculated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. 
21 Apr.. 1.665, aged 18. Of Stoke St. Milburgh. Barrister- 
at-Law of Inner Temple 1671. M.P. New Woodstock in six 
Parliaments, 1689 — 1702. M.P. for Castle Rising 1702-5. 
M.P. for Chichester M.P. for Portsmouth, Dec, 

1708-9. Lord of the Admiralty, 1681-2. Speaker 1698 — 
1700. Treasurer of the Navy 1700. till his death 1 Jan., 
J709-10. {Alumni Oxonicnses.) In 1703 he occurs patron of 
Munslow. (Retail's Thesaurus, ed. 1742.) He married Ann, 
daughter of Benjamin Baun, Esq., of Westcote, co. Glou- 
cester, but died without issue, when the Baronetcy became 


In the 4th Parliament of Charles I, which sat at West- 
minster 1640, the members for Wenlock were Thomas 
Lyttlcton, Esq.; and Richard Cressett, Esq. — (Rev. Edward 
Williams MSS., Vol. Ill, folio 123b.) 

A Proclamation of Charles I, dated 15 Feb., 1043-4. about 
raising troops to resist the invasion of the Scots, i.- signed by 
Edward Littleton.— -{Rev. Edward Williams' M&% \'ol. ///., 
folio 32.) 


Will of Thomas Littleton, of Oxenbold, 1705. 

(Hereford, Register 14, folio 287.) 

Thomas Littleton of Oxenboid, co. Salop, gentleman, 
Dated 4 Sept., 1703. My only son Thomas Littleton, 
executor. My daughters Eleanor Mason, [sabell Littleton, 
Mary Woodruff, Margaret Maddox. Brother in la\N l % h< 


AVolicy. Witnesses: Ann Lodge, Thomas Stedman. Thomas 
Wollcy. Proved at Hereford. 6 June. 705. 

Ludlow Register. 

1693. Apr. 19. Charles Maddux of Cold Weston, and 
Margaret Littleton of Monk Hupton. married. 

Will of Elizabeth Littleton, of Oxenbold, widow . 1721. 
(Hereford, Register 21. folio 265.' 
Elizabeth Littleton of Oxenbold. widow of Thomas Little- 
ton of Oxenbold. dated 22 Jan.. 1720. Mentions that she is 
a sister of Nathaniel Hawkins of St. Albans.. Herts. Proved 
at Hereford. 2$ May. 1721. 

WUk~*f Jane Litilcion of M M<>on\ wtdbw, 1691. 
(Hereford. Register 11. folio 104. > 
Jane Littleton of the Moore, co. Salop, widow. My 
daughter Sarah Littleton a mourning ring given me by my 
daughter Xeedham. My grand-daughter Jane Hughance 
Littleton, my daughter Maidstone, my daughter Dawes, my 
grandson Nathaniel Maidstone, my grand-daughters Anne 
Maidstone. Elizabeth Maidstone. Rebecca.. Sarah 'and Lidia 
Maidstone £20 each at 21. To my grand-daughter Sarah. 
Maidstone my silver porenger and my silver spoon, with the 
coat of arms on it. To my grand-daughter Honora Dawes 
£ joc. The residue to my son Edward Littleton, he executor. 
Dated 12 April. 1693. Witnesses: Elizabeth Hackhutt. 
Jeremiah Bard, Bernard Kettlcby. Proved at Ludlow, y 
Oct., 1692, before Charles Baldwyn. 

Hi// of William Littleton of Moor House, 1699. 
(Hereford 5 , Register 13. folio 50. - 
William Littleton of Moor House, in the parish of Shipton. 
Dated 16 Dec. 1699. Wife Man* executrix. Brother in law 
Richard Millwood overseer. Witnesses: Josiah Cievelcy. 
Jane Littlehales, Christopher LittlehaleS. Proved at Ludlow . 
20 Feb.. 1099 — 1 ;oo. 

Clapton Register. 

1699, Jan. 30. William Littleton of the Moo; house, buried. 
1729, Apr. 22. Mrs. Mary Littleton of the Moorhouse. 
widow, buried. 


Will of Samuel Littleton, of A sixvdL gentleman. 1720. 
(Hereford. Register 21, foli a 22.) 

Will of Samuel Littleton ef Astwell. co. Salop, gentleman, 
dated 17 Nov.. 1708. To my son John Littleton all that 
estate I. bought of John Shepheard, gentleman, situated in 
Clee Stanton in the parish of Stoke Milborough, commoniy 
called Williams tenement, on condition that he pay to my 
two sons Samuel and Adam Littleton £70 within 5 months 
after my decease. If he refuse to pay the £70. then my son- 
Samuel and- Adam to have the estate, and my will is that il 
either of them die before 21 the other shall have the whole 
fjo. The rest of my goods to Anne Littleton my wife for 
her life, then to be equally divided between my two son- 
Samuel and Adam. My wife to be executrix. Witnesses : 
Mary Ward. Edward Jordan. Proved at Ludlow. 2j July, 

Will of Bridget Littleton of Bridgnorth,, 1695. 
(Bridgnorth Peculiar Wills, at Shrewsbury.) 

Bridget Littleton, of Bridgnorth, spinster, dated 7 May. 1695. 
To my nephew Edw ard Littleton.. alJ my estate that I have 
in the house I now dwell in. and the house to the same 
adjoining, and other property at Bridgnorth and in the 
Town ditch of Bridgnorth w ithout the North Gate, and the 
interest I have in any other building in Bridgnorth. To my 
niece Marv Browne my best gowne. To Littleton Browne 
one of the daughters of my said niece 10s. To Cecillia 
another of her daughters 5s. To my old servant Elizabeth 
Court pewter dishes and 50s. per annum for four years, i: .-lie 
live four years after my decease. She is also to have lodging 
in my house for life or till she marry. My nephew Edward 
Littleton, executor: as he is a clergyman, and dotli not so 
well understand how to dispose of my impliments of hus- 
bandry. I desire William Evans the younger of Bridgnorth 
to assist my nephew, and 1 give him 10s. Witnesses ■ 
William Evans. John Owsley. Richard Mason. 

(Seal, a Lion.) Proved in the Peculiar Court of Bridg- 
north, 12 July, 1705. 


Will of Thomas Littleton of Bridgnorth. 1793. 
(Bridgnorth Peculiar Wilis, at Shrewsbury.) 

Thomas Littleton, of Bridgnorth, Clerk. M.A. Dated 
17 September. 1792. 

All lands, rents, etc.. near Cleobury Mortimer called Upper 
and Lower Woodhouses, To my nieces Sarah Green and 
Decima Wheeler, for life, and to the survivor. My property 
to my friends Thomas Knight of Henley, co. Salop, Esquire, 
and Richard Green, son of my late nephew Jonathan Green., 
of Ash ford, co. Salop, Clerk and Dr. of Laws, deceased, to 
hold it in trust for the uses in my will specified. To the 
poor of S. Leonard's. Bridgnorth, and the churchwardens of 
Oldbury, co. Salop. {.To. the interest to the poor of Oldbury. 
£50 to establish a charity school at Bridgnorth, and other 
legacies. To the S children of my late nephew Dr. Jonathan 
Green, viz.. Richard, Jonathan, The Rev. Edward, George, 
Thomas. Sarah, Elizabeth and Decima £100 each. To my 
nephew Captain William Littleton £20. for which I have his 
bond, and a further sum of £200 to put out at interest for 
my niece Decima Harrison, widow; after her death this to 
go to Thomas and Henry Harrison her sons. To Margaret 
and Harriet Chines, children of my late niece Mary Chines, 
deceased, £200 each. To my great nephew the Rev. Thomas 
Littleton Green, of Birmingham. £100. To his mother £100 
for her life, and then to her daughter Mary. To II alien 
Wheeler, one of the sons of my said niece Decima Wheeler, 
£300, and to the other son and the 3 daughters now living 

£100 each. To my relation Littleton, daughter of 

William Littleton, deceased, now living with her aunt 
Harrison at Bath, /Too. To my godson Andrew Pilkington. 
son of Captain Pilkington of Bridgnorth. £lO, Executor.- : 
Thomas Knight and Richard Green. Witnesses: Robert 
Edwards, clerk, William Corser, William Taylor, 

(Also a Codicil ). Proved by Richard Green in the Peculiar 
Court of Bridgnorth, 17 November, 170 ;. 

At chain Register. 

170 1. Dec. ir. Richard Littleton and Decima Dupj 



A luntni Oxonicnscs. 

Richard, son of Littleton Duppa, of Wellington, pleb., 
Jesus College, matriculated 10 Nov., 1752, aged 18; B.A. 
1756 (as Richard Duppa-Littleton.) 


(from Fosters Alumni OxoriicUses.) 

William, son of William Littleton of Ludlow, gentleman. 
Christ Church, matriculated to Dec. 164 1, aged 15. 

Gerard, son of Thomas Littleton of Sand ford Oreas, 
Somerset., gentleman. St. Mary Hall, matriculated 13 July. 
166S, aged 17. Student Lincoln's Inn 1668. 

Gervase Littleton, alias Westcote, a violist and singing 
man of St. John's College 1656. 

Gilbert Littleton, of Stafford., son of a knight. Bailiol 
College, matriculated 11 May, 1615, aged 19. B.A. iS Jan., 
1616-17; M.A. S July, 1619. Student of Grays Inn, 
of Holbeche, co. Stafford. Son of George Littleton. Rector 
of Hiands worth, co, Stafford, 1636, 

John, son of Matthew Littleton of Iledsor. co. .Bucks. 
Pembroke College, matriculated 25 May. 1627, aged 17. 

Walter Littleton, Doctor's son. Queen's College, matri- 
culated 10 Mar., 1656-7; B.C.L. 1663. Larrister-at-Law of 
Inner Temple, as of Sarsden, co. Stafford. 

William Littleton, of Xaunton Beauchamp, co. Worcester, 
esq. Oriel College, matriculated 6 July; 1604, aged iS. 
Student of Inner Temple 1604. 

Edward Richard, eldest son of Edward }ohn Littleton of 
Penkridge, esq. (afterwards Baron,). Christ Church, matri- 
culated 14 May, 1834. aged iS. 

Thomas, son of Richard Littleton, of Wellington, pleb. 
Christ Church, matriculated 28 April. 1722, aged iS; B.A. 
18 Feb., 1725-6. (Probably the same person as Thomas 
Littleton, who was instituted Rector of Middleton Scriven, 
23 Jan., 1738.) 


Grays Inn Register) folio 1106, 
165*5, June 20 foh\l Littleton, gentleman, the son and heir 
of James Littleton (if Aston, Diocese of Lichfield. 


1608, May 3, Gilbert Littleton, of Holbeck, co. Salop, 

Marriage Licences, London. 

i66t, Dec. 7. Edward Littleton of Bridgnorth, widower, 
aged 39. and Jane Dunstail of Uxbridge, widow, aged 36: 
at St. Peter's, Paul's Wharf. (Vicar General.) 

1670-1, Feb. 15. Edward Littleton of St. Benet. Sherehog, 
bachelor, aged 27. and Mary Molens of St. Andrew'?. 
Hoi born, spinster, aged 17; at St. Dunstan in the West: 
alleged by Waiter Littleton. (Bishop of London'. 

1667, Oct. 31. James Littleton of Lingfield, Surrey, gentle- 
man, widower, aged 36, and Susannah White, widow, 
aged 29; at Islington. (Vicar General.) 

1672, Dee. 5. Philip Littleton, bachelor, and Frances Stock, 
spinster (no ages given.) ( Bishop of London.) 

1676, Sept. 26. John Littleton and Margaret Kunerston, 

1680, Sept. 26. Thomas Littleton and Anne Blakeway. 
Stanton Lacy. 

1625, Apr. 19. William, son of William Littleton and 

Frances, baptized. 
1629, Nov. 19. John, son of the same, baptized. 
1705, Oct. 17. Samuel Guest and Isabella Littleton, married. 
1729, Aug. 7. John Jnndrel, clerk, and Sarah Littleton, by 
lie. married. 

1629. Nov. 19. John, son of William Littleton and Frances, 

1628-9. Jan. 9. — Mary, dau. of William Littleton and Mary, 

1625, Apr. 10. William, son of William Littleton 

Frances, baptized. 
1628-9, fan. 9. Mary, dau. of William Littleton and Mary. 


l6$2, fan. 14. Mary, dau. of Mr. John Littleton, buried. 

1627-8, Jan. 31. Mr. George Littleton and Mary TydUor 



Morcton Corbet. 

1659, Aug. 25. Arthur Corbet, Esq., and Mrs. Sarah Little- 
ton of Shipton, married. (Their children are baptized 
High Wycombe, Berks. 
1777, Jan. '19. James Littleton, gentleman, widower, b 
Bray, and Margaret Norton, married. 

1616, Feb. 24. Edward, son of Mr. Thomas Littleton and 
Mary, baptized. 
] Induct. 

1685, July 17. Littleton, son of Mr. Andrew Wood and 

Mistress Elizabeth, baptized. 
1-691, Jan. 50. Mr. Andrew Wood, buried. 

Arms of Littleton : Argent a chevron between three 
escallops sable. 


[The numbers in parentheses refer to the pages in the 

Thomas Littleton, Author of the Tenures, died i4Si.=fJoANE Bur lev. 

Thomas, died i523. : =pAnne Botreaux. 
(p. 302.) 

II. Thomas, died 1534-5. III. John, died i ^Go.^-Alice Thornes. Anthony, 
(p. 302,) (p. 302.) I (p. 303.) (p. 302') 

IV, Thomas, -pF ranees 2. Sir Ed ward, =7= Mary 4. Ad: 

cued 1621-22. 
(P. 3i6.) 

Lutley. died 1622. 

(P 31?-) (p. 3° 6 -) 

5. William, 

Walter. 1553-1611. living 1590. 
(p. 307.) (p. 304.) (p. 305.) 

* . 1 

Anne, m. Nicholas 
(P. 3<>S0 

V. 1. Sir Adam, ist-y Audrey 
Baronet, died 1017. Poyntz. 
Ip. 320.) (P. 322.) 

(p. 318.) ' 


3. Thomas, 
1500-16 . 
(P. 320.) 



b I 

V. I. Edward, Baron Littleton-p 8. Timothy, 160S-1679. 

of Munslow, 1589- 1645. 
(P- 31 1) 

(P- 309-) 

VI. Sii'.Thomas, 2nd Baronet, ^-pAnne Littleton, only surviving dan. a*-.d 

[P- 324-) 

(P- 313-) 

VII. Sir Thomas, 3rd Baronet,— Ann Baun. 
born 1647, died s p. 17 10. (p. 325.) 
(P- 325-) 





The stained glass windows in S. Mary's portraying the life 
of S. Bernard have been already twice described, once by 
the Yen. Archdeacon Lloyd in the S. Mary's Parish Magazine 1 
in the years 1SS0 and 1881, and again by the Rev. Prebendary 
Poyntz, who, when Yicar of S. Mary s, wrote an excellent 
little guide to the windows, and so I do not intend to describe 
the incidents there depicted. In neither case, however, have 
the inscriptions beneath the panels been transcribed, and 
certainly have not been published. From a few inaccuracies 
in Archdeacon Lloyd's Notes it is reasonable to suppose that 
he had not read the inscriptions at all carefully. 

A few weeks ago, in August of this year, I received an 
urgent letter from Rev. Dom Stephan Steffen, a Cistercian 
monk of Marienstatt Abbey near Coblenz, begging me to 
copy the inscriptions, as he had need of them for a work he 
was publishing on the subject, and had hitherto failed to 
obtain them. When I had copied them, the Editors of the 
Transaction? thought it would be as well to preserve them in 
the Transactions. 

The panels of the S. Mary's portion of this glass form but 
a portion of the original windows, and have had the least 
chequered existence of the whole window, though they have 
known some changes. The glass originally was in the 
windows of the cloisters of the Abbey of Altenherg. neat- 
Cologne. There were 1 originally over sixty panels, not all, 
however, of the same period, some being of the 15th century 
and others showing traces of the Renaissance movement ; 
instances of both may be found in S. Mary's. In two panels 

1 see Xo/t's on 67. Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, 1900, 25 — J 09, 


Vol. III., 4 th Series. TT 


there are inscriptions in Roman characters, but even in one 
of these (No. 3) the "speech label *' is in Gothic characters, 
and in the other (No. 12) the word Metz is in Gothic 
characters, thus showing that the window, or at least parts 
of it, were painted in the transition period of late medieval 
time? to those of the Renaissance. 

The Abbey of Altenberg was an off-shoot from that of 
Morimond in Champagne, which was founded by the English- 
man S. Stephen Harding in 11 15, two years after S. Bernard 
entered the Cistercian Order. The monastic buildings of 
Altenberg even now attest to its former grandeur, but with 
the exception of the very noble Church all the buildings were 
either destroyed or put to secular use during the French 

The window s representing the life of St. Bernard, the gr< at 
glory of the Cistercian Order, were originally in the cloisters 
of the Abbey of Altenberg. and are known to have been 
intact on the date of the suppression of the Monastery. 
Sept. 12th, 1803. The Cloisters were then used as a chemical 
-factor}-, and this may account for the cloisters and monastic 
buildings being destroyed by inc on Nov. 7th, 1816. For- 
tunately the stained glass windows had been removed in the 
year 1806. and thus were saved from destruction. For nearly 
twenty years they were forgotten, until in the vear 1S24 they 
were sold in Cologne by auction owing to the bankruptcy < i 
the owner. In the catalogue for this sale — the Hirn-Schen 
Bankruptcv Sale, there is a list of 5-j panels, the other do/en 
having been already sold elsew here. Amongst these 5.4 w ere 
undoubtedly the nineteen panels which are now in S. Mary's, 
which seem to have been sold to an English dealer, from 
whom Mr. Rowland bought them in 1845. 

Seven other panels found their way to the Tower ot 
Cologne Cathedral, w here for many years they lay unknown. 
The present Provost of the Cathedral Chapter had I 
restored and placed where they are now. in the Cathi 
Sacristy. Twelve others are in the Arts and Crafts Museum 
in the same city. In the Schmiit/en Museum of the same 
city, there are two whole panels and a fragment of another. 
One fragment was elsewhere discovered by Pom Stcphan 
Steffen. One whole panel was bought for the sum ol 


from the family of the original purehaser at the Hirn-Schen 
Sale. In the year 1S24 a baron of Zwierlei 1 in Geisenheim 
bought six panels, which arc now in the possession of 
Baroness Liebig of Castle Gondorf on the Moselle, who also 
bought in addition to these three more from a stained-glass 
worker in -Lindenthal, Cologne. Three more have been 
discovered by Dom Stephan in the Imperial Arts and Crafts 
Museum in Berlin, and also two more in a similar Museum 
at Leipsig. The same indefatigable worker discovered another 
in the Royal Castle at Stolzenfels. About three or four years 
ago a royal prince sold six more panels to the American 
politician and millionaire, Mr. R. Hearst. Thus, including 
the nineteen panels now in S. Mary's, sixty-two panels are 
accounted for and fragments of two others. 

Whilst rejoicing that so great a part of the glass is in 
Shrewsbury, we cannot but regret that the paneis have been 
made to fit the existing lancet windows. That the glass was 
intended for lights a few inches wider than those where they 
now stand is evident from the fact that nearly all the 
explanatory inscriptions underneath the panels are incomplete, 
most of them being clipped at the end of the line, 'a few- 
others at the beginning, and some in the middle. I think 
that the panel which I have marked Xo. 3 of t he w indow o( 
the South wail shows by exactly how much the inscriptions, 
and consequently the rest of the windows, have been clipped. 
There is there a piece about four inches long which is 
placed above the inscription, which occupies the whole width 
of the light, but which was. undoubtedly, belonging to the 
same line. 

There are inscriptions under each oi the lights excepting 
two. 1 With the exception of two the}' are ail written in the 
usual 15th century Gothic characters with the usual contrac- 
tions of that period. Besides the explanatory w riting there 
is a wealth of "speech labels" coming from the mouths of 
the characters depicted, telling with dramatic effect the , 
each took in the incident. The actual copying of the 
inscriptions was not a difficult rar-k, but it has been difficult 
usually to get a connected sentence, owing partly to the 

* No. 5 in the N. wall and No. 11 in the S. wall. 



shortened lines in some cases, the words of which have to be 
supplied, and partly owing to the freq lent cases of pieces of 
one panel being transferred to another at the discretion of 
the not too skilful workman who leaded up the lights; very 
often the leads pierce the actual words of the inscriptions, 
and one has to supply the missing letters of these words. 

The windows follow no chronological order. 

I propose treating first of the triple lancet window in the 
North Wall, and number the panels in the following manner : 


i 7 n 

• 2 8 12 

3 9 13 

4 io 14 

The words in italics have been supplied by me to make the 
sense complete, and I think they are not far from being the 
original words, as the inscriptions have been taken from 
scenes described in the four or five lives of S. Bernard written 
by his intimate friends and witnesses of his actions. 

The inscriptions are of two kinds: the explanatory ones 
which are written underneath each panel, and the " speech- 
labels," i.e. the roll or label of words coming from the lips of 
the various speakers. The proper incidence of these I have 
marked with letters of the alphabet and placed the actual 
words as an appendage to the explanatory inscription. 

i. Anno ab inearnaeione D'ni M.C.XIII. a constitutione domus 
Cistereii xv servus Dei Bernardus annorum eireiter xxiii 
cum fratribus et soeiis sub Stephano abbate Cistereium 
ingrossus est. Exeuntes autom de Fontane mansione 
Guidonis, idem fratri suo minimo valedixit («) eui puer 
rursus (ft) post modicum tempus f rat res secutus est. 

(a) s. Bernard: Eja frator Nivardo, ad to solum respieit omnia 
terra, nostra pos 1 fafcta ost sessionis nostra© 

(ft,) Nivard : Vobis ergo celum et mini terra non ox roquo 

Fontane : on the house front. 

1 There is no doubt of the actual order of the words, which .11c ;\> written 
In my opinion tlu painter has inserted "pos" in its wrong puce. whi< 
be linked up with '* sessiotiis nostrae." 


Translation. — In the year of Our Lord 11 13, and in the 15th 
year of the foundation of the Abl ey of Citeaux, the 
Servant of God, Bernard, when about 23 years old entered 
Citeaux together with his brothers and companions under 
the Abbot Stephen. As they were leaving Fontaines the 
mansion of Guy (S. Bernard's eldest brother) he (S. 
Bernard) bade farewell to his youngest brother Nivard 
saying : " Ho, brother Nivard. all our land now belongs 
to thee alone which has been the land of our possession." 
To whom the boy replied : " You have heaven and I 
earth : it is an unfair division." Shortly afterwards he 
followed his brothers. 
Fontanc, the Latin form of Fontaines, the home of S. 

Bernard, is near Dijon in Burgundy. 

2. Crebras undique reeipiebat epistolas et reddebat undique 
et exemplaria mittebantur undique ejus Bernardum pete- 
bant. Seripsit multos libros, sermones, et epistolas CCCL. 
ad quattuor summos Pontifiees, eardinaJes. episeopos. 
reges, prineipes, abbates et plures alios. 
To the Pope s. Bernard says : Expeile symoniam de eeelesia. 
To whom the Pope answers : expeile tu inertiam de elaustro. 
A Km'^ht Templar holds a book : ad milites templi. 
Other books . de graeia et libero arbitrio. 

Translation. — He received many letters from all quarters and 
answered them, and copies were sent everywhere, from 
everywhere they sought Bernard. He wrote many books, 
sermons, and 350 letters to four Popes, to cardinals, 
bishops, kings, princes, abbots and many others. 
S. Bernard says to the Pope: "Drive simony from the Church/' 
The Pope to 8. Bernard : "And do thou drive sloth from 
the cloisters. " 

The hooks are: To the Knight Templars. On grace and 
free will. Sermons. A book of letters. 

This window hints at the extraordinary position S. Bernard 
held in the 12th century. He seems to have been certainly 
up to the time of his death the dominating personality in the 
European state. The Pope, to whom S. Bernard speak 
freely, was Fugenius 111., a former subject of his, a native ol 



Pisa, and who was appointed Abbot of the house of SS. Vincent 
and Anastasius. from which position he w us elected Pope. 

3. Quidam regularis graviter aegrotans a S. Bernardo sanitati 

restitutus cum ob olum miraeulum ordinem S. Bernardi 
expeteret ab eodem reyieitur. 
5". Bernard: eequid expeetas D'ne? generatio hee signum querit 

Translation. — When a certain religious having been restored 
to health from a serious illness by S. Bernard, on 
account of that miracle sought to enter S. Bernard's 
order, he is sent away by the saint. 
5. Bernard : And what dost thou expect. Sir? This genera- 
tion seeketh a sign. 
Archdeacon Lloyd translates it " is admitted by him." 
The Latin word is undoubtedly "reyicitur," and it is not in 
Gothic, but in round Roman characters, so there can be no 
doubt, especially taken in conjunction with S. Bernard's 
implied reproof of seeking a sign. Note the form olum for 

4. Quum Dominus omnipotens misisset in cor abbatis St.ephani 

ad edifieandam clomum Clarivalle. servidei fratres mittere. 
quibus dominum Bernardum eis pr?efeeit abbatem. Erat 
autem Claravallis vC[/ca) speiunea latronum antiquitus 
seu propter absinthii eopiam sen propter ineidentium ibi 
in latrones amaritudinem vallis absinthiat (sic) appellata. 

Translation. — When the Lord Almighty put it into the heart 
of the Abbot Stephen that he should send the brethren 
of the Servant ot God Bernard to build a house at Clair- 
vaux, he set over them Bernard as abbot. Now 
Glairvaux was of old a den of robbers, and formerly, 
either on account of the abundance of wormwood, or on 
account of the bitterness ol those who fell among the 
robbers, it was called the Valley of Wormwood. 
This incident is a witness to the early manifestation of the 

power of S. Bernard when he was placed at the age ol 25 and 

in the second year of religious lile as ruler over his brethren 

in the founding of a new house 1 . 

5. Hcnrieum praomissus vix persuaslt idem venerabtlla abbas 

ad gloriosum rogom anglie Innocenttum reoipore ab epis- 


eopis ang-lie penitus detreetaret ait ad eum ad quod 
clissuasum qui quum omnimodis recak itraret vcrbum per- 
suasus papae oeeurrit usque Carnotum. 

The above is the actual order of the words now. and of 
course as written they make no sense. It is a good example 
of the mfschief done by the "leader up" in i$45. The words 
ought to be in the following order: 

Idem venerabilis abbas, praemissus ad Henrieum g-loriosum 
regem Anglie ab episeopis angdie penitus dissuasum vix 
persuasit Innoeentium reeipere. Qui eum omnimodis 
reealeitraret et detreetaret, ait ad eum (a) Ad quod verbum 
persuasus papae oeeurrit usque Carnotum. 

(a) s. Bernard says: Quid times o Rex, times peeeatum incur- 
rere si obedias Innoeentio ? De aliis eogita istudque mihi 

Translation. — The same venerable abbot when sent to Henry 
the noble King of England, with great difficulty per- 
suaded him to leceive Innocent (as Pope), as he had 
been altogether prejudiced by the English Bishops. 
When the King was refusing and holding back. in every 
wav. (S. Bernard) said to him (a) but being won over by 
these words he went to Chartres to meet the Pope, 
a S. Bernard saws: What dost thou fear o King? Dost 
thou fear to commit sin if thou obeyest Innocent ? 
Think of thy other sins, and leave this one to me. 
This incident refers to the time of Innocent II. who had 
without any doubt been canonical!}- elected by the majority 
of the cardinals. A small faction of the cardinals howewr 
elected in opposition one of their number, one Peter, who 
took the name of Anacletus. Innocent had to fly and rame 
to Erance, where he was received with ail honour by Eoms 
the P>ig. S. Bernard waited on .him and accompanied him 
to Chartres. Hearing that Henry I of England was near he 
went and won him over to the side of Innoeent. S. Bernard 
accompanied the Pope to Germany where he convinced 
Eothaire to recognise the lawful Pope. Eiom here he went 
with the. Pope to Kheims where a COtUlCtl was held in II31. 
G. Co^itavit aliquando soror saneti patrls in socillo nupta 
(ad fxihes tills r/x//»ara. fAti HHtHttsteriuHi vmif ithf** rtstilh 


sanctum fratrem) quam vir sanetus detestans acl earn exire 

COntemplanS dill {rclc ad capicndas atiim is. In lacrymis resoluia) 

se parituram prreceptis [promisH). E eapitulo exiens itaque 
ad earn eum fratribus omnibus ei sreeuli pompam [intertkxit 

et cam dim*) Sit. Ilia vePO pPSeeeptO parens (ad priora red iit) 

tandemque a viro juxta ritum separata in monasterio 

monialilim (reliquum viie Deo dedil). 

The sisfci says: Vos earnem meam (despieitis) ne despieiat 
servus dei animam meam, veniat, ppaeeipiat, et quidquid 
ppaeeipit, faeepe sum papata. 

Translation. — On one occasion the sister of the holy father, 
who w as married and lived in the world, purposed (going 
to visit her brothers. SJie iherejvre came to the mon- 
astery to see her holy brother) the holv man much 
disliking to go out to her for a while regarding her as a 
snare of the devil to mislead souls. Bui she bursting into 
tears promised to obey his commands. And so going- 
out from Chapter to her. together, with ail his brethren, 
he forbade her all wordiy gear and sent her home. She 
obeying his command (returned home) and at length 
separating from her husband., in accordance with the law 
of the church (gave tho rest of her life to God) in a monas- 
tery of nuns. 

The Sister says : You despise my body: let no: the servant 
of God despise my soul, let him come and command, 
and whatever he commands I am ready to do. 

This inscription is not quite straightforward. Som^ is 
omitted, which I have tried to replace to make sense, and 
there are phrases on both lines which evidently belong to an- 
other panel. Tho words on the first line are : vis pattpere 
juxta Claravaliam," and on the second line "delatusest ibique 
supposito capite." These words I think really belong to the 
missing inscription of No. it. 

7. Quadam vice vir beams jumento persons euidam rustlco de 
cordis instabilitatc in oratione eonquestus est : quern ilie 
despieiens eor stabile habere se dixit («). Cui vir sanetus 
eum convineere volens jumentum se daturum promlslt si 
absque cordis vagaecione orarct. {ft \ Inchoansque ille vir 
oraeionis medium implens an earn jumento sellam habi- 
turus csset eogitavlt (y) Hieque confusus abbatl indi- 
eavlt ctde se ut prlus non proesumpslt. 


a. The peasant says : Cor firmum et stabile in orationibus meis 
semper habeo. 

ft. s. Bernard: Sequestpape paulispep a nobis et tota qua 
poteris inteneione oraeionem Dominieam inehoato : quam 
si absque aliqua cordis evagaeeione flnipe poteris, jumen- 
tum eui insideo tuum mox habebis. 

7. Pater noster, utique habebo, qui es in eelis, sellam. 

Translations. — On a certain occasion the holy man journeying 
on a mule reproached a peasant for his wandering 
thought in prayer, and he (the peasant) contemning the 
saint replied he had a fixed mind when praying. («.) The 
Saint wishing to convince him. promised him his mule 
if he would pray without his mind wandering. (ft) And 
so he began, but when half way through the prayer he 
began to think whether he would have the saddle to- 
gether with the mule. (7) And so, ashamed, he told the 
abbot, and never again presumed on himself as he had 
done before. 

a The Peasant : I always have a strong and steady mind in 
my prayers. 

ft S. Bernard : Retire from us a little way, and then begin 
to say the Lord's Prayer with the best intention you 
can ; and if you can finish it without wandering thoughts, 
you shall have the mule I am riding for your own. 

7 The Peasant : Our Father, yes, I shall have, who art in 
heaven, the saddle. 

This picture needs no explanation, but shows the saint to 
have had the grace of a sense of humour. 

8. Deeanus eeelesiae Pietaviensis altare in quo vir del divina 
celebpavit illue propterea destruxit engollsmensem et 
Willelmum Aquitaniae ducem cum aliis episcopis Willelmus 
eonferro restiiui mandans pauloquo domum demonlbus 
plenam videns et exclamans extinctus quod ttHt»m . . .. ad 
interna descendoret. 

This is another example of the haphazard arrangement of 
the inscription. A possible re-arrangement is:— 

(AUflS'Sanr/us) Episcopum Engollsmensem et Willelmum Aqui- 
taniae ducem {convenirv volcns x nbtulit in /•:,-, ;, si,t f\cf*i>i**u 
sacrifciuni missav). Deeanus occlesiao Pietavionsis altare in 
quo vir Doi divina ceiebravlt Uluc propterea destruxit 

Vgl. ill., 4th Series, 1 1 



(a) Rediens clomum demonibus plenam videns et exelamans 
if}) extinetus est et [pestilens anima in infemum deseendit 
Episcopus Willelmus [Pictavu •fisis) CC-ntPa [sc. sedi test it u i 
mandans [Willelmus dux Aquitaniae) paulopost [ad sedem re- 
duct fur). 

(a) The Dean says: Destruite altape quod violavit saerilegus 

The Dean in the corner says: date, date, cultellum ut demonem 
jugulantem me guttur-i teriam ! 

Translation*. — The holy abbot wishing to meet the Bishop of 
Angouleme and Wiiliam, Duke of Guienne (at other 
times called Duke of Aquitaine) offered the Holv Sac- 
rifice to God in the Cathedral of Poitiers. But the 
Dean of Poitiers for that re? son destroyed (a) the altar 
there on which the man of God had celebrated the 
Divine mysteries. After a short timewhen he (the Dean) 
was dying, he saw his house full of demons, and crying 
out (/3) he died and (his foul soul went down into hell.) 
(So says the pious chronicler^. William the Duke of 
Aq.uita.ine orders William Bishop of Poitiers to be 
restored, and shortly afterwards he is restored. 
a The Dean says : Destroy the altar on which this sac- 
rilegious man has celebrated. 
fj' The Dean dying says : Give me, give me, a knife that I 

mav cut the throat of the devil that is strangling me. 
This panel tells the story of two powerful but unscrupulous 
men, viz., William, Duke of Guienne. and Gerard. Bishop of 
Angouleme, who during the time of the Anti-Pope persecuted 
all those who were followers of Innocent II, especially they 
drove William the Bishop of Poitiers, and also the Bishop of 
Limoges from their sees. Evidently the Duke had packed 
the Cathedral of Poitiers with men of his own mind, and the 
Dean was evidently one of them, and therefore a fierce 
opponent of S. Bernard, who went there to see if he could 
reconcile the two to the Pope, and to law and order* A 
curious mistake in the glass is that instead of " me 
jugulantem ' it is written " te *' which is evidently a slip. 
S. Bernard prevailed and the Duke William ordered Wiiliam 
the Bishop of Poitiers to be restored to his see. 

See additional note at the e;i>l ol the aiticle, 


9. [Serin Dei npproprinqurtnt£\ altae Treverim obviam ruit populus 

sorores duas eeeas ofFerentes quibu^ signum erucis 
imprimens (iucem dediti Per duos e fratribus vidit in eeeiesia 
eelebrans ejusdem eivitatis elaudum mulieremque surclam 
oblatos eupavit. In Confiueneia oblatum hominem prater 
alia miraeula eapavit et ambulare feeit. 

N Bernard says: Facile faeere potest Deus quod dimeile credere 
vos potestas {sic). 

Transit Hon. — (As the servant of God was approaching) Trier 
the people run out to meet him, and bring him two blind 
sisters to whom (he gives their sight) bv making the sicm 
of the cross on them. By the aid of two of the breth- 
ren (?) he saw whilst saving Mass in a church of the 
same city a lame man whom he cured, and also a deaf 
woman who were brought to him. Besides other miracles 
he cured a lame man at Coblentz and made him walk. 
Bernard says: God can easily do what you find it diffi- 
cult to believe. 

The first word " altae " and other words underneath it in 
the glass cert2inly do not belong to this window. 

10. Vidit aliquando in noeturnis vigiliis vir Dei (ange/os scribentes 

divc/sis modis). [Xam (juidam) eoriim sepibebant auro. alii 
argento nonnulli atP(«/we«/o). 
( ' itin con jsentiens a beato Bernardo anno 1148 eelebravit 
biduana disputatione rationibus et authoritatibus errorem 
rei renuneiavit et apostolieo judieio se submisit. 

Translations. — The man of God once saw during the night 
office angels writing but in various wavs. some wrote in 
gold, others in silver, others in ink. 
He was convinced in a tw o days disputation by S. Bernard's 
arguments and authorities, (and at the Council of Rhciins) 
which (tlic Pope) held in 1 1 48, he renounced his errors 
and submitted himself to the Apostolic judgment, vi/.. 
to Eugenius III who presided over the Council. 
In this panel we have parts of the description of two 
stories, the first of which alone has any reference to the pic- 
ture — the story of the angels writing the words in different 
materials according as the monks at ol'lice were less or more 
attentive to what they were singing. 



The second part of the inscription refers to some other 
panel which is not in Shrewsbury, and tells of S. Bernard's 
disputation with Gilbert de la Poree. or as he is better known 
in Church history as Gilbertus Porretanus. His doctrine on 
the Divine attributes and on the Incarnation were examined 
at a meeting of prelates at Auxerre in 1147, and his doctrines 
condemned the next year at Rhcims, where he acknowledged 
his errors and submitted to the decision of the Pope and 

11. There is no inscription here. The story is that as a 
novice S. Bernard could not keep up with the rest in his 
field work, and he prays that he might have the grace of 
being able to mow and reap. On the label from his 
mouth are the words : " Dn'e deus dona mihi graciam 
metendi." " O Lord God, give me the grace to reap.** 

I think part of this inscription is in No. 6, and on page 
106 of his Notes on S. Mary's, Arch. Lloyd speaks of having 
the fragments of this inscription, which it is hoped may be 
put together and inserted in its proper place. 

12. Viro Dei Metensium eivitatem ingresso mulier paralytica 

offertup, quam presente Episeopo per manuum imposi- 
tionem Divinique nominis invoeationem a paralysi libepavit 

From the Saint came the words : In nomine {Dei) opa beatum et abi. 
Over the city is the word : Metz. 

Translation. — As the man of God was entering the city of 
Metz a paralysed woman was brought to him whom, in 
the presence of the Bishop he cured from the paralysis 
by laying on his hands and calling on the name of God. 

S. Bernard says : In the name (0/ God) [May to the Saint 
and depart. 

This inscription is in round Reman letters and not Gothic. 

13. [Puer dei Bcrnardus) solitus epat nOViclUS COttUHe pro aniina 

matPis sue [septan f>salmos penttenliaies dicers), Die veto 

quadam eos omisit quam negligentiam Sauctus Abbas per shiritum 
cognovit el Iiertiai dtnn sic allocutus ,st (ft) et procidons (y) art 
pedes ejus et negligentiam eonlltons veniam postal. i\ it 


S. Bernard: Bernarde, Bernarde, ad quid venisti. 

S, Bernard prostrate says : Domine ne in furon 

s. Stephen : Frater Bernarde, ubinam quaeso illos psalmos 
tuos hesterna die dimisisti, aut eui eos eommendasti. 

S. Bernard: Domine Deus, quomodo paiam factum est verbum 
istud de quo mini soli eonseius eram. 

Translation. — The child of God, Bernard, even as a novice 
was accustomed to say every day the U) seven penitential 
psalms for his mother's soul. One day he omitted them, 
and the holy Abbot Stephen, knowing this by the Holv 
Spirit, (P) spoke thus to Bernard (7) and he falling at his 
feet and confessing his negligence asked pardon. 

a. S. Bernard : " Bernard. Bernard, why hast thou come 
here" (a phrase he constantly used). 

P\ S. Bernard says, prostrate, " O Lord, rebuke me not in 
Thine anger " (the opening words of the first Peniten- 
tial Psalm). 

y. S. Stephen : Brother Bernard, where, I ask. did you 
leave those psalms of yours yesterday, or to whom did 
you give them to be said ? 

5'. S. Bernard : O Lord God, how has this word become 
known of which I alone knew. 

Mixed up with this inscription are various words and 
phrases which belong to other panels. One phrase, "innum- 
erabili exercitu " Dom Stephan Steffen assigns probably to a 
panel that is in New York. 

14. Contigit aliquando dei famulum adire eomitem Theobaldum 
quum turbam hominum latronem, jubonto eomite. ad sup- 
plieium pertrahentem obviam {habere. Vir dd[Sn monasterio 
albo] lorum quo miser) asti'ingebat(«r) (/««««) apprehendens 
eum eomitem dari peciit. Obtinuit, protinus exuta 
tunica sua pater sanetus eum induens Claramvallem 
adduxit et tonsa coma ejus [[vehementep]] eongratulatur 
[latronem) et eum [[Josu Christo etsanctisj] soeiavit. 

a ,9, Bernard . Dimitte mini sicarium Is turn, ego volo manlbus 
meis suspendere eum. 



p. Count Theobald: Heu, vero, eum habes, pater : quid est quod? 
tpahe domum. Numquid eum salvun faeere poteris qui 
totus diaboli servus est? 

7, 5. Bernard-. Non me existiis (sie) huiuseemodi peeeatorem 
impunitum velle relinquere sed ego faeiam eum morte 
long-issima mori. 

Translti&Oft. — It happened once that the servant of God was 
going to meet Count Theobaid, when he met a crou d of 
men dragging under the Count's orders a robber to 
execution. The Man of God seizing in his hand the 
rope w ith which the w retched man was bound, begged 
the Count to give him over to him fa). He obtained /->' 
(what he asked"! 7' and straightway taking off his own 
cloak the holy father placed it over the robber and took 
him to Clairvaux. where having cut off his hair, he 
cordially w ished him joy and gathered him into the fold 
of the Lor J. 

f-. Bernard : Give this murderer to me, with mv own 
hands I want to hang him. 

P". The Count : But alas ! thou hast him. O father. What is 
it thou ( w ishest ) ? drag him home! But canst thou 
save him who is altogether a servant of the Devil ? 

7'. S. Bernard : Do not think I want to leave this sinner 
unpunished, for I will make him die a very slow death. 

This panel, the last of the North window, tells its own 
story. In the inscription, however, the part consisting of 
the words " in most alb " in the top line, and " Jhu set et 
stis suis vehementer " in the second are an insertion from 
some other window. I have therefore substituted in the top 
line " lorum manu sua *' and "ovili dominico" in the bottom, 
which words occur in the story as usually told. In the 3rd 
label 7 there is a word I can find no meaning for: "existus" 
or ''existiis." The word in the original is " cxistimcs." which 
makes perfect sense. 

In the South Wall, mixed with other glass, there are live 
panels telling parts of the life scenes of S. Bernard. There 


is one in the Eastern of the three lights, two in the middle, 
and one at the Western of the three. I will number them 

1 2 t 
3 D 

1. Sanetus aliqua(u<fo pueruhis capitis dolor e) vexatus leetoque de- 

cumbens cum muliereulam quamdam eum carminalibus 

{appropinquantem sentiret) et carminbUS mitigaturam [dolotem 

»«^v) n aeeione exelamans a se reppulit et [con/in )uo inipetu 

SpiritUS SUrgens [ab omnidolore Uberatum se cognovit). 

Translation— Once upon a time the holy youth being troubled 
with a headache was lying down on his bed, when he 
heard a woman of light character coming towards him 
with the purpose of easing his pain by her songs and 
incantations. He then crying out in great anger drove 
her away, and immediately rising moved by the Spirit 
(felt he was free from all pain). 

In telling this story I venture to suggest that Prebendarv 
Poyntz in his description of this incident misses the point of 
the story. He speaks of the "muliercula" as a young maiden, 
and thinks the Saint somewhat rough in his manners. In 
medieval Latin " muliercula " is always used in a derogatory 
sense, always suggesting evil living. Moreover, the " Petit s 
Bollandistes/' who are the classical hagiographers tell us 
that she was a fortune teller, etc.. and unknown to his parents 
was brought in by doctors, who could not remedy the pain. 
Moreover, there is an antithesis between his virtuous indig- 
nation and the action of the Holy Spirit and freedom from 
pain which came as a reward, which would be lost if he 
were merely exhibiting petulance. In one classical life ol 
S. Bernard she is called an impudent woman, and the his- 
torical lesson in the Breviary on his feast mentions that 
" adolescens propter egrcgiam formam vehementer sollicita- 
tus a mulieribus." 

2. Vensrat aliquando Fusiniaeum pater Sanetus et prselatus 

[Ldritfunensis) ibidem oratorium [dftiwa/uri] (y*«w «.•.■;.■> et in- 
trantes most{arUm multi/inio molest aret), et quas cum pater 
sanetus exeommunicasset m ' ' 

<'. S. Bernard says \ excommunieo mUSCaS f.las. 

ft. The Bishop 1 Miserere moi. 



Translation. — Once when the holy father and the Bishop of 
Laon went to Foigni to consecrate an oratory there, a 
multitude of flies annoved them both and the people 
coming into the Church. But when the Saint had 
excommunicated them they found them all dead in the 

a. S. Bernard : I excommunicate these flies. 

p. The Bishop : Have mercy on me O God. [The begin- 
ning of the Service of the Consecration of a Church.] 

3. Aliquando pater Bernardus monaehum et propinquum suum 
Robertum qui quorundam persuasione deeeptus Cluniacum 
se eontulerat, per epistoiam revoeare sratuisset et ad 
{secretins', dietandum monasterii septa egressus est. Quo 
dietante et seriptore seribente ymber deseendit : seribens- 
que eartam riponere voluit sed ad verbum patris epistoiam 
seripsit in medio ymbre sine ymbre. 
On a monastery tower : " Cluniacum." 

s. Bernard-. Opus Dei est seribe ne timeas. 

Translations. — Once when his cousin and fellow monk Robert 
who had been deceived and over persuaded bv certain 
people had gone to Cluny, the holy father determined to 
Write a letter to call him back, and in order to dictate it 
the more secretly he went beyond the bounds of the 
monastery. As he was dictating and his scribe was 
writing rain came down, and the scribe wished to close 
up his paper, but at the command of the father he wrote 
the letter in the middle of the rain., without rain falling 
on it. 

S. Bernard says: It is the work of God. Write, fear not ! 
On the tower : Cluny. 

Archdeacon Lloyd's account of this panel is not in accord 
with the inscription, nor with the story as given in the Life 
of S. Bernard. The story as related above is. that Robert 
one of his own monks left the Cistercian order and went 
away, not back to the world, but to the less austere mon- 
astery of Cluny. The monks of Cluny had in the two 
hundred years since their foundation fallen away from their 


early fervour, and had attacked S. Bernard and the Cister- 
cians for their excessive austerities. This drew from S. 
Bernard his "apologia" in which he upbraids the Cluniacs 
with great warmth. This doubtless added to the sorrow of 
S. Bernard, when he saw his relation Robert leaving him for 
a relaxed order, and explains his greater anxiety to recall 

4. [Ad jfrne)dieancLum vir dei raro et non nisi ad loea proxima 

exivit, sed quoties eura neeessitas aliqua traneret semin- 
abat super omnes aquas [annun) tians verbum Dei summi 
Pontifleis mandato ae praesulum favore ad hoe aeeeclente 
et Domino sermonem eonfirmante sequentO'S^s Signis). 

Translation.— The man of God rarely went out to preach, and 
only to places near, but when need called he sowed the 
word of God over all waters, preaching the word by the 
command of the Pope, and in addition to this with the 
encouragement of Bishops, and the Lord confirming the 
word with the signs that followed. — S. Mark xvi, 20. 

Here is no mention of S. Bernard preaching the' Crusade 
as has been suggested. 

5, There is no inscription left here. There is a panel sim 
ilar to this one in Lcipsig, and it has the following : 

Quum aliquando Dominieae Nativitatis noete cum eelebranda 
noeturni officii hora aliquantitlum proteiaretur sanetus 
adoleseens sedens expeetansqus cum ceteris Inelinato 
eapite paululum soporari eontigisset. puer Jesus velut 
denuo ante oeulos ejus naseens ex utero Virginis matrls 
ei apparuit. 

Translation. — Once when on the night of Our Lord's Nativity 
the hour of the celebration of the midnight office was 
dragging on, the youth was sitting and waiting with 
the rest, it chanced that his head drooped and he for .1 
short while slept, when the infant Jesus appeared before 
his c\cs as though just born of his Virgin mother. 



I am in serious doubt whether the inscription as given 
does not really form part of two separate inscriptions and 
two separaie panels. The incidents of the Dean ordering 
the altar to be broken and the meeting of S. Bernard with 
William of Aquitaine and its successful issue are quite 
distinct, although, of course, very closely connected. If any 
one is sufficiently interested in the window and examines the 
inscription carefully, he will find that the first inscription 
which treats of the picture above it undoubtedly begins 
with the word * ; Decanus ' ! ard his story, and the transition 
to the story of the Duke of Aquitaine and his friend the 
Bishop of Angouleme is too abrupt. Moreover, it would take 
more than two lines to explain these two incidents, and yet 
here we have only a iine and a half, and the half which is net 
written on shows clear signs of never having been used : the 
line is completed with floriated work. 

However, as the inscription is all one in the window. I 
have tried my best to make sense of it and unite the two 


35 t 

By the Rev. \V. G. D. FLETCHER, M.A., F.S.A. 

The history of the family of Hoggins of Great Bolas will 
always be of interest to Salopians on account of the romantic 
circumstances connected with the marriage of Henry Cecil, 
afterwards tenth Earl and first Marquis of Exeter, under the 
assumed name of '"John Jones/' with Miss Sarah Hoggins 
of that village. This incident has been immortalized by 
Tennyson in his poem u The Lord of Burleigh," and in a 
lesser degree by Thomas Moore, in one of his Irish Melodies, 
" You remember Ellen, our hamlet's pride," a ballad which, 
as Moore states, " was suggested by a well-known and 
interesting story told of a certain noble family in England." 

The pedigree of the Hoggins family has not hitherto been 
worked out, but owing to the recent transcription and 
publication of the Parish Registers of Great Bolas," which 
were collated and seen through the press by the present 
writer, this has now been rendered possible. A careful study 
of the Churchwardens' Accounts and Overseers' Accounts 
of Great Bolas has also brought to light man)- additional 
facts, which are here recorded, and the Wills at Lichfield 
and many other sources of information have been laid under 
contribution, so that it has been possible to compile a fairly 
complete account of the family for 225 years past. 

I. The first of the family named in the. Registers is John 
Hoggins who was living at Bolas Heath in 1694. Where 
he came from does not appear,- -the name oj Hoggins is n< 1 
a common one in the early Shropshire Registers, hut he 
must have settled at Bolas after 1087, as the follQwing note 
is written inside the cover of Volume [II* oi the Registi I 

"The Tenement that John Hoggins hveth on. served 
the office of Church- Warden in ye years 102;. 1633, 
1645, 1 666, 1677, 10S7." 

Vol. III., 4th Scries. x x 


And John Hoggins was not Churchwarden of Bolas Ln 16S7 
or during any of these six years, for the names of the Wardens 
are preserved for some of these years. John Hoggins was 
rated in respect of his tenement at Bolas from 1698 until 
1728. when his name ceases in the Overseers" Accounts, and 
the amount of his rate varied from is. 2d. to 5s. 3d. lie 
served the office of Overseer of the Poor in 1700 and 1712, 
and he was Churchwarden in 1711. He was twice married, 
first at Waters Upton on 1 December. 1694. to Mary Ansell, 
who was Buried at Great Bolas on 7 July, 1708 ; and secondly, 
at Great Bolas on 27 December. 1708. to Margaret Adney. 
She was buried at Bolas on 25 August, 1727. When John 
Hoggins died is not known; 1 but presumablv he left Boias 
shortly after his second wife's death, as his name appears in 
the Overseers' Accounts for the last time in 1728. By his 
first wife he had issue four children : — 

(1) John, baptized at Bolas iS September, and buried 
there 3 October, 1095. 

(2) Mary, baptized there 2 March, 1696-7. 

(3) Thomas, of whom next. 

(4) John, baptized there 23 August, and buried 25 Decem- 

ber, 1705. 

II. Thomas Hoggins of Bolas (third child, but only sur- 
viving son of John ) was baptized at Bolas. 18 February. 
1701-2. He was rated at Bolas from 1729 until his death, 
his rate varying from is. 6d. to 7s. 6d, Possibly he occupied 
his father's holding on Bolas Heath. He served the office of 
Overseer of the Poor in 1724 and 174-j. and was Church- 
warden in 1723, 1734, 1744, and 1752. He was buried at 
Bolas, 6 August, 1752. His wife was Sarah, daughter of 
Henrv Bucknall. and he must have married her about 1729. 

The Bucknalls were an old Staffordshire family, which 
traced descent from I. James Bucknall of Lea Head, 
Stafford, living in 1 4S0. His descendants in lineal succession 
were, — II. John, 1558; III. Thomas: IV. John, 1633 ; V, 
William, 15S2-166S; VI. William. 1671: VII. John. rhlS 

1 " loim Hoggins a poof nnn " was butied at linla*, 4 March, 1 7^4-5, but I 
scarcely think that this ban be the same person. 

The family of Hoggins, of great bolas. 353 

last John died 22 December. 1696. leaving issue two sons, 
VIII. (i) William and (2) Henry, who married two sisters. 
The eider son. William Bucknail of Shrewsbury, baptized 
14 September. 16S0, married a daughter of the Rev. John 
Sneison, who was Curate of Weston under Red Castle 17:9 — 
1779. and-- w as buried at Weston. 22 December. 1 7 79. ag-cd 
92 years; by her he had a daughter Mary Bucknail, who was 
married at St. Jmian's. Shrewsbury, on 22 June, 1758, to 
John Lloyd of Shrewsbury ',1734 — ancestor of the 
family of Lloyd uf the Whitehall. Shelton Hali, Sx. 1 The 
younger son, Henry Bucknail, married at Weston, 2- s April. 
1724, Elizabeth, another and younger daughter of the said 
Rev. John Sneison. and had issue by her Sarah Bucknail. 

wno w 

as married to Thomas Ho; 


The connection between the Bucknail, Sneison. Lloyd and 
Hoggins families will be more clearly seen by reference to 
the following pedigree : — 

VII. Tohn Bucknall=pAnnc Kev. John Sneison, Curate of Weston under— An a 
of Red Cast'.e 1719 — 1779: b. 16S7 : lur. a: 

died 22 Dec. '■. W eston. 22 Dec. 1779. a£ed 02. 


William Bucknail of=f=. 
Shrewsbury, bapt, 
14 Sept., 16S0. 

Hcnrv bucknail of" 


Elizabeth Sneison, 
m. at Weston, 
28 April, 1724. 

John Lloyd, of Shrewsbury, 1 
sworn a burgess 6 Oct., 
1774; bapt. at St. Julian's, 
29 Dec, 1734, and buried 
there 20 May, 1794- 


111. at St. 
bury, 22 
June. 175S 

Thomas Hoggins of— Sarah Bucknail 
Bolas, Churchwarden ( buried at Bolas, 
1723. 1734, 1744. ' ?S Feb., 1753 i 
and 1752; bap. there I Will dated 25 
iS l ei). 1701, and j February. 175;, 
bur. there 6 August, i proved at Lich- 
17^?. I field. S Mav. 

a y quo 
Lioyd of the 
Whitehall, &e, 

I held. S 


Hoggins of liola 
Micklewocd. \c 

Sarah Hopkins survived her husband, and was buried at 
Bolas, 2S February, 175J. The following is an abstract of 
her Will :— 

1 Mr. John BufcklWll Lloyd, oi Dorrin-ton Utove, as ti e lerrcjentMi* e of 
the Uuckoalls, still owns the i.ea Head estate. 




Dated 25 February, 1753. I give ail my stock, goods, 
chattels. &c. to my son Thomas, he paying to the rest of my 
children £10 each at twenty-one, and to maintain Elizabeth 
Bateman for her life, that is to say, to An ten pounds, to 
Sara ten pounds, to William ten pounds, to Margret toe 
pounds. I appoint John Eddowes and my son Thomas 
executors of my will. 

Witness: Thomas Walker, Robert Eddowes. 

No inventory. 

Will proved at Lichfield 8 May 1754 by John 
.Eddowes and Thomas Hoggins. 

Thomas and Sarah Hoggins had issue seven children : — 

(1) Thomas, of whom next. 

(2) Anne, baptized at Bolas, 9 November, 1732. 

(3) John, baptized there 27 December, 1734, and buried 

27 February, 1735-6, 

(4) Sarah, baptized there 21 February, 1736-7, and 

buried 19 August, 1763. 

(5) William, baptized there 13 August, 174T. 

(6) Richard, baptized there n May, 1744, an ^ buried 17 

' April, 1746. 

(7) Margaret, baptized there 2 February, 1746-7. 

II I. Thomas Hoggins of Bolas (the eldest child of Thomas 
and Sarah) was baptized at Bolas, 7 November, 1730. He 
was a farmer, and resided at the Old Rectory House at Great 
Bolas which was taken down about sixty years ago. and 
occupied the site of the present National School. To it .in 
old tithe barn was attached. He served the oihev of Church- 
warden in 1760 and 1768, and was Overseer of the Boor in 
1761, 1777, 1 7S5 and 1794. He was rated in respect of his 
holding at Bolas from 1752 to 179O, his rate varying from 
4s. 6d. to 13s. 6d. From 1770 to 177S he is described as 
being rated 'Tor Bcttcley's Peicc," or "Betteley's field In 
1754 he was executor of his mother's will. He was buried 
at Bolas on 1 May, 1 796. 

Administration to the estate of Thomas Hoggins ot Bolas. 
co. Salop, Gentleman, a Widower, was granted .1: Lichfield 


on 27 May. 1796, to Sarah.. Countess of Exeter, wife of 
Henry. Harlot Exeter, one of the natural and lawful child re 0 
of the deceased, and who resided within the diocese of Lon- 
don. The sureties were Evan Foulkes of Southampton 
Street. Covent Garden, co. Middlesex. Gentleman, and 
Thomas' Walford of Boiton Street. Piccadilly, in the same 
County, Gentleman. No Inventory. Estate sworn under 

Thomas Hoggins was twice married, first at Bolas on 25 
June, 1755, to Sarah Eddowes, who was buried there on 31 
May, 1760, 'and secondly at Bolas on 6 November, 176 s . t 
Jane Bayley, who is said to have been the daughter of a 
clergyman 1 , she died a few weeks before her husband, and 
was buried at Bolas on 27 March, 1796. 

Eleanor Bayley, a sister of Jane, w as married bv license to 
John Picken of Preston, on 19 June, 1777. Elizabeth Bayic\", 
presumably another sister, witnessed a marriage at Bob;.- on 
26 January, 17S6. There was also one brother a medic; I 

By his first wife Sarah, Thomas Hoggins had issue two 
children :— 

(1) Isabel!, baptized at Boias. 1 April. 1756. 

(2) Marv, baptized at Bolas 17 April, 1759. married there 

bv licence, 13 November, 17S0. to Moses Si Hi toe 
Edgmond, and had issue. She was buried at Edg- 
mond iG May, 17S6. 
By his second wife Jane, he had issue ten children: — 

(3) John, baptized at Bolas 1 January, 1770. and buried 

there the same year. 

(4) Ann, baptized there 7 July, 1771. and buried 12 July, 

1772. 1, 

(5) Sarah, baptized at Bolas, 28 June. 1773; married there 

by licence on Tuesday, 13 April. 1700. to "John 
Jones," and again at St. Mildreds Church. Bread 
Street, London, after banns, ou 3 Oct., 179 
"Henry Cecil." Both John Jones and ilenr\ 
were in reality the same bridegroom, the latter J 
his true name: he was nephew and heir presumptive 

I should be igta] if thtf Uti»:r ul J*AC &*ylcy cm be w.ei.MheJ. 


to Brownlow Cecil, 9th Earl of Exeter, and succeeded 
to the title as 10th Earl, on his uncle's death. 26 Dec- 
ember, 1793. They resided at Boias Villa, a house 
which "Mr. Jones*' had erected at the close of 17S9, 
as Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, from their first marriage 
in 1790 until the beginning of 1794 when they'moveci 
' to Burghley. They had issue four children: — Sophia 
and Henry, both born at Bolas, and Brownlow (after- 
wards second Marquess of Exeter) and Thomas, who 
were born at Burghley, The Countess Sarah died at 
Burghley, 18 January, 1797, and was buried on the 
28th at St. Martin's, Stamford Baron. The Earl was 
created Marquess of Exeter 4 February, 1801, and 
dying 1 May, 1S04. at Pembroke House. Privy Gar- 
dens, Whitehall, was buried at St. Martin's. Stamford 
Baron on the 12th of May. An attempt will be made to 
narrate the true story of their romantic marriage in a 
subsequent paper. 

(6) William, baptized at Bolas 29 January, 1 7 "5, was a 

Lieutenant in the 26th Regiment of foot (or Camtr- 
onians) 8 June, 1796, and Captain 25 May, 1803. He 
died unmarried in 1805 at sea, the Aurora Transport. 
No. 229, in which he was going with his troops to 
Holland, being wrecked on the Goodwin Sands. 
There are two letters extant from him, addressed to 
his brother John Hoggins in 1 801. 

(7) John Hoggins, of w hom next. 

(8) Ann, baptized at Bolas, 13 March, 1770. married to 

Arthur Hodge, of the Island of Tortola. in the West 
Indies. In 1801 they were living at 3, George Street, 
Manchester Square, London, but shortly afterwards 
went out to Tortola. where she died 29 November, titoS, 
leaving three children,— Henry Cecil Hodge. Jane, 
born February, 1S01, and Justina, bom about 1S06. 
Mr. Hodge was the son of Arthur Hodge, Esq., and was 
born at Tortola in 1763. He entered Oriel College, Oxford, 
as a Gentleman-Commoner on 17 December, i;m. V\ 
he went out to Tortola, to settle on his property, he became 
one of the Members of His Majesty's Council in that island. 
He proved a most cruel master to his negroes, .mo repeated!) 



flogged them, so that on his own admission at his trial, some 
of them died from exposure of their wounds. His negro 
cook he killed, by pouring boiling water down her throat. 
He was finally indicted for the murder of a negro named 
Prosper. Mr. Hodge had set Prosper to watch a mango 
tree, and because a mango fell off fined him 6s. or a flogging 
in default. He borrowed 3s. from a free negro woman, and 
because he could not bring the remaining 3s. was flogged 
two successive days so severely that in a few days he died. 
For this offence he was tried. The Jury found him guilty 
of murder, and on 8 May, 181 1, Mr. Hodge was executed 
behind the gaol of Tortola. He was a man of great 
accomplishments and of elegant manners."' He had been 
thrice married, but survived all his wives. By his second 
wife he had a daughter, born about 1795. His third wife 
was Ann Hoggins. (See report in The Times of July 9. 1S11.) 
(9) Thomas, born 1 and baptized 4 November. 17S1, at 
Bolas, Lieutenant in the 64th Regiment of Foot (2nd 
Staffordshire) 1 June, 1798: Captain in the 71st 
(Gordons), and placed on half-pay 1802-3 \ Captain in 
the 85th Regiment of Foot (or Bucks Volunteers' in 
April, 1805. He was quartered at Spanish Town. 
Jamaica, in 1805. Several of his letters are extant, 
addressed from Spanish Town. His name appears 
for the last time in the Army Lis: for 1S10, as Captain 
in the 85th. 

He was killed in a duel with John Hilton, an officer in the 
same regiment, that was fought in the vicinity of 
Brabourne Lees, near Ashford in Kent, in January. 
1S10, and he was buried at Brabourne, near the north 
porch, on ri January, 1810. A verdict of wilful 
murder was returned against Hilton at the Coroner's 
Inquest held on roth January. Hilton did not leavi 
the regiment at once, hut was ultimately cashiered. 
A board that has now disappeared, but was said to 
have marked the site of the grave, had on il the words 
" cruelly done to death." A portion of his hair-trunk, 
with an engraved name-plain (" Capt, Hoggins, 85 
Regimt.") was purchased among thr effects ot an old 
woman who died in 1880. and was given to Colonel 


Capper of the 85th Regiment, by Miss Ayscough, 
daughter of the then Vicar. 1 

(10) Jane, baptized at Bolas, 3 July, and buried there 
6 July, 17S3. . . 

(11) James, in Holy Orders ; born 2 December and baptized 
at Bolas, 5 December, 1784; entered Shrewsbury 
School in 179S; went to St. John's College. Cam- 
bridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1S11; was appointed 
Yiear of El ham, Kent. 5 November. 1834. Died at 
Micklewood, whilst on a visit to his brother John 
Hoggins, on 10 August, 1845, and was buried at 
Wistanstow on the 19th of August, M.I. there. His 
widow after his decease left Elham, and resided at 
Cheltenham. They had no children, 

(12) Richard, baptized at Bolas, 11 March, and buried 
there 15 May, 17S7. 

IV. John Hoggins (seventh child of Thomas Hoggins) 
of Micklewood Farm in the parish of Leebotwood, 1S01 to 
1850, was baptized at Great Bolas on 25 May, 1777, and 
educated at Bridgenorth School. Lord Exeter settled him 
upon Micklewood Farm, — the property of the Corbet'ts, and 
anciently the seat of the Waties family, — in 1801 ; and here 
he farmed for 50 vears, until the year 1850, when he retired 
to the Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. He died at Shrewsbury 
on 15 March, 1S57, a S' e d 79 years, and was buried at Wistan- 
stow 19th March, M.I. there. His will was proved in the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury in May, 1857 379'- In 
the north transept of Wistanstow Church is a window to 
the memory of John Hoggins, his wife, and other members 
of his family. He married at Wistanstow on 27 May. t802, 
Ann, daughter of Thomas Beddoes of Cheney Longville, by 
his wife Priscilla, daughter of Thomas Minton, of Minton : 
she was baptized at Wistanstow on 14 February, 1780, 1 
at Micklewood 7 August, 1 846, aged 66 years, and was buried 
11 August at Wistanstow, M.I. there. By her he had issue 
ten children : — 

(1) Prisciila, baptized at Leebotwood, 23 February, 1803, 
died at Pensylvania, Leebotwood. on 17 June. 1879, 

1 Ex inf. U. \. Fynmore, Esq., of Sandpate. See "The B$th Kinp'i Light 
Infantry, w by "One of 'them, 1 edited by C. K. 13 Baitett, p. 57i 


aged 76 years, and was buried 21st June, at Wistan- 
stow, M.I. there. 

(2) Thomas, of Trafford Lodge, co. Chester, J. P., born at 

Micklewood, 7 February, 1S04, and baptized at Lee- 
botwood, 14 February, 1805, died at Trafford Lodge. 
10 September. 1884, aged 79 years, and w as buried at 
Wistanstow 13 September. M.I. there. A memorial 
window was erected to his memory in the south tran- 
sept of Wistanstow Church. Pie was agent to the Farl 
of Shrewsbury. He married Ellen Ffoulkes, but had 
no issue by her. She was, born 7 September. 1S16. After 
her husband's death she went to reside at Scarborough, 
where she died 3 March, 1896, aged 79, and was inter- 
red 6 March at Gresford, Denbighshire, M.I. there. 

(3) Henry, baptized at Leebotwood. 1 December, 1806. 

died at Micklewood 23 March, 1 831, aged 24 years, 
and was buried 31st March at Wistanstow, M.I. there. 

(4) Sarah Sophia Jane, baptized at Leebotwood, 15 April, 

1809 ; married John Pickefi, of Aston, near Newport ; 
died there, and was buried at Preston on the Weald 
Moors 21 April, 1884, aged 75 years. Her husband 
died at Aston, and was buried at Preston. 15. June, 
J 857, aged 65 years, M.I. at Preston. 

(5) Mary Anne, baptized at Leebotwood 20 January, 181 1. 

died at Shrewsbury, 3 December, 1832. aged 41 years, 
and was buried 8 December, at Wistanstow, M.I. there. 

(6) Rosamund Elizabeth, baptized, at Leebotwood. 5 Feb- 

ruary, 1813. died at Ludlow, 12 February, 1885, aged 
72 years, and was buried i/th February it Wistan- 
stow, M.I. there. She erected the pulpit in Wistanstow 
Church in memory of her brother William Hoggins. 

(7) John James, of In-wood, Church Stretton ; baptized al 

Leebotwood, 30 March, 1815, died 2/ June. 1891. 
aged 77 years, and was buried 2nd July, al Wistanstow, 
M.I. there. 

(S) William, of Ludlow, surgeon ; educated at University 
College Hospital, London.; baptized al Leebotwood, 
17 April, 1817, died in Inroad Street, Ludlow, 10 St r 
tember, 1882. agvd 65, and was buried £Oth SeptCWlbci 

at Wistanstow. M.I. there. The pulpit in Wistanstow 

...... \v\> 

\ 01. III., 4111 Series, 

3 6o 


Church was erected to his memory by his sister 

Rosamund Elizabeth. 
C9I Martha, born at Micklewood. 17 September, and 

baptized at Leehotwoed 19 September. 1N20. rttnrried 

at Holy Cross. Shrewsbury. 5 June. 1855, Thomas 

Tompson of Baddesley Elisor, co. Warwick, and had 
Issue, an only daughter. She died in July iSSS. and 

was buried at Badcicsley Elisor. Her husband died 

in November iS<);. 
Thomas Tompson was a cousin of his wife. He was son of 
Joseph Tompson of Baddesley Ensorand of Priscilia ; daugh- 
ter of Thomas l>eduoes of Cheney Longviile by his wife 
Prisciila. daughter of Thomas Minton oi Minton. Prisciila 
]>eddoes was a younger sister of Ann, the wife of John 
Hoggins of Micklewood. She was baptized at Wistanstow 
on 14 May. 1783, and was married there to Joseph Tonvpson 
on 20 April, iNoq. 

(10) Maria, twin with Martha, born at Mirklewood. 17 
September and baptized at Leebotwood. to September, 
1S20. She resided at No. 40. Mill Street. Ludlow, 
and dying there on 19 April. 1S07. was buried at 
\Yistanstow. 24 April, 1S97. aged 75 years. M.E there. 
She survived all her brothers and sisters, ami was the 
last of her family, who bore the surname of Hoggins. 
Several communications from her pen about her aunt's 
marriage to the " Lord of Burleigh *' will be found in 
Salopian SJircds and Patches for 11 and 25 November, 
1S91, the Shrewsbury Chronicle of 30 October. lSui. 
and the Xewport and Market Drayton Advertiser of 
14 November, 1891. 


Thomas Hoggins of Bolas, the Countess's father, and his 
descendants were rightfully entitled to bear Arms by grant 
from Sir Isaac Heard. Carter king of Arms, dated 5 April 
34 George III, 1794. The Arms are,- Gules a Lobster's 
Claw erect Or, between three Heron-* Heads erased Argent : 
and the Crest',— On a w reath pfthe colours [argent and Rules], 
A Heron's Head erased Argent charged with a LobSt*r*S 
Claw Giiles'. In this grant, Thomas Hoggins is described as 


"of Bokis Magna in the Count}- of Salop, Gentleman." The 
-rant of Anns was made, at the instance )f the Earl of 
Exeter 26 February, 1794, to Sarah Countess of Exeter, and 
to be borne (with the Crest) also by her father and his 

In the Appendix I have added some extracts from the. 
Great Bolas Registers and from those of Leebotwood and 
Wistanstow. For the latter I am indebted to the kindness 
of the Rev. \V. M. 1). La Touche. 

For the portrait of the Countess of Exeter, I must thank 
Mr. Charles William Cobb, M.A., of Oxford, in whose family 
the photograph from which it is copied has been handed 
down as an authentic likeness of the Countess. And for the 
illustration of Bolas Church and the Old Rectory House (in 
which Thomas Hoggins resided, and where the Countess 
was born), 1 am indebted to Mrs. Taylor Davies of Burleigh 
Villa (in which Mr. John Jones s house is incorporated 1, in 
whose possession is the original painting of the Church and 
Old Rectory, and who has afforded me much assistance in 
my researches. 

I am also grateful to the learned Rector of Great Bolas 
(the Rev. Joseph Miller, B.D.), for the loan of several parish 
books and for much kind help. 



[Inside the Cover of Vol. III.] The Tenement that John 
Hoggins liveth on, served the office of Church-Warden 
in ye years 1627, 1633, 1645. 1666, 1677, 1687. 

1695. John the son of John and Mary Hoggins of Bowlas- 

Heath Baptized Septemb: ye 18th. 
John Hoggins aforesaid an Infant was Buryed Octobr. 
ye 3' 1 

Affidavit was made before Mr. Turner C urate of 
Upton Parva yc 7 th . 

1696. Mary the Daughter of John and Mar) Hoggins was 

Baptized March y e 2d. 
1701. Thomas the Son of John and Mary Hoggins was 
Baptized Feb. yc 18th. 


1705. John the Son of John Hoggins & Mary his Wife 

Baptized Aug : 23. 
John Hoggins (an Infant) Buryed Decembr. ye 25. 
Affidavit made before M r Clemson ye 30. 
170S. Mary the Wife of John Hoggins Buryed July 7. 
i/oSs John Hoggins and Margarett Adney both of this 

Parish after a Publication of Banns according to 

the Canon were married Deeemb. 27. 
171 1. John Hoggins and John Walker, Wardens. 
1723. Thomas Hoggins and Thomas Walker, Wardens. 
1727. Margaret Hoggins Wife of John Hoggins w as Buryed 

Aug. ye 25. 

1730. Thomas the son of Thomas Hoggins and Sarah his 

Wife was Baptized Nov. ye 7th. 
1732. Anne the Daughter of Thomas Hoggins and Sarah 

Ids Wife Baptized Novr. ye 9. 
1734. Thomas Hoggins and John Wilde Ch : w ardens. 

1734. John the son of Thomas Hoggins and of Sarah Ids 

Wife was Baptized Xbr ye 27° 

1735. • John Hoggins (a Child) Buryed Febr; ye 27. 

1736. Sarah the Daughter of Thomas Hoggins and of Sarah 

his Wife Baptized Feb: ye 21st. 
L74 1. William Son of Thomas and Sarah Hoggins was 

Baptd. Aug. 13th. 
1744. May. Richard Son of Thomas & Sarah Hoggins 

was privately Bapt. May- nth. 
1744-5. Fcbry. John Hoggins a poor man was Buryed 

Mar. 4th 1/44-5- 
1746. Apl. 17. Richard Son of Thos. and Sarah Hoggins 


1746. Feb. 2d. was Baptised Margaret Daughter of Thomas 
cS: Sarah Hoggins. 

1752. August 6. Thomas Hoggins was buryed. 

1753. 28 Feb: was buryed Sarah Hogginsi 

1755. Thomas Hoggins and Sarah Eddowcs were Marryed 
ye 25 of June 1*^55. by me Benj : W 
This marriage was solemnized | Thomas Hoggins 
between us I Sarah Hoggins 

In the Presence of Robert Eddowes, 
No. 2. Mary Lastwick, 



1756. i April. Isabell Daughter of Thomas and Sarah 
Hoggins [sic.] 

1759. April 17th. Baptized Mary the Daughter of Thomas 

& Sarah Hoggins. 

1760. Buried May 31st. Sarah the wife of Thomas Hoggins. 
1763. Sarah Hoggins single woman was buried August if), 

I7 6 3- 

1768. Thomas Hoggins of this Parish Widower and Jane 
Bay ley of this Parish single woman were Married in 
this Church by Banns this sixth Day of November 
in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and 
sixty eight by me Borlase Wingiield Curate. 
This Marriage was solemnized f Thomas Hoggins 
between us [ Jane Bayley 

In the Presence of Jno : Corfield 
J as. Eaton 

No. 17. 

[Banns published October 23 & 30. and November 6, 


I 77°- John the son of Thomas and Jane Hoggins was 
baptized J any. 1st. 1770. 

1770. John the son of Thomas and Jane Hoggins was 

buried. [The next entry after his baptism.] 

1771. Ann the daughter of Thomas and Jane Hoggins was 

baptized July 7th. 

1772. Ann the daughter of Thomas and Jane Hoggins was 

buried July 12th. 

1773. Sarah the daughter of Thomas and Jane Hoggin? was 

baptized June 28th. [In the handwriting of the 

Rev. Borlase Wingfield.] 
1775. William the son of Thomas and Jane Hoggins was 

baptized 29th January. 
1777. John the Son of Thos. & Jane Hoggins was baptized 

ye 25 of May. 

1779. Ann the Daughter of Thomas & Jane Hoggins was 

baptized the 13th March. 

1780. Moses Sillitoe of the Parish of Kdgmond and Mary 

Hoggins of this Parish were married in this Church 
by Licence this thirteenth Pa\ el November in tin 



Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and eight}' by 
inc Cresswell Tayleur. 

This marriage was solemnized | Moses Siliitoe 
between Us { Mary Hoggins 

In the presence of John Powell 
/ John Wild 

Xo. 40. 

17S1. Thomas Son of Thomas and Jane Hoggins was baptd. 
Xovbr. 4th, ijSt. 

1753. Jane Daughter of Thomas & J.ane Hoggins was 

baptd. July 3. 1 7$ 3. 
Jane Hoggins Daughter of Tho^ cc June Hoggins was 
buried July 6th. 1783. 

1754. James Son of Thomas ec Jajie Hoggins was baptd 

Deer. 5th. 17S4. 

1787. Richard son of Thomas & Jane Hoggins was baptd. 
March nth, 1787. 
Richard Hoggins was buried May 15th. 

1790. John Jones of this Parish and Sarah Hoggins of this 
Parish were Married in this Church by Licence this 
thirteenth Day of April in the Year One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and ninety by me Cressweii Tayicur. 
This Marriage was solemnized ) John Jones 
between Us j Sarah Hoggins 

In the Presence of John Picken 
Sarah Adams 

No. 54. 

1792. Sophia Daugr. of John and Sarah Jones was baptd. 

Febry. 27th. 1792. 

1793. Henry Son of John and Sarah Jones was baptd. 

January 3rd, 1793. 
Henry Jones was buried May 20th, 1793. 
[2Vic List J entries fii the Juwduriiuig of the ReviL 
Cresswell Tayleur. Curate.] 
1796. Jane Hoggins was buried March 27th. 1796. 
Thomas Hoggins was buried May 1st. 1796. 

1694, December 1. John Hoggins of the parish of Great 
Bdlas and Mary Ansell of this parish were married. 




1791. Henry Cecil of [the] Parish of St. Mildred Bread 
Street Batchelor and Sarah Hoggins of [the] same 
Parish Spinster were married in this [Church] by 
[J;>anns] this Third Day of October in the Year 
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety One by 
me J. Crowther [Minister.] 
This Marriage was solemnized V Henry Cecil 
between Us j Sarah Hoggins 

In the Presence of E. Foulkes Peter Spier, Clerk. 


1S10, Jany. 11. Burial. Thomas Hoggins Esquire of the 
85th Regt. [Xote written by a former Vicar: — 
''Brother of Sarah. wife of Henry i KC Marquess of 
Exeter, shot in a dud with John Hilton, Gent, 
against whom a verdict of wilful murder was returned 
on the Coroner's Inquest. f-B. '] 


1802, June 15. Thomas Hoggins shoemaker buried. 

1803, February 23. Priscylla daughter of John and Ann 

Hoggins of Micklewood baptized. 
1805, February 14. Thomas son of John and Ann Hoggins 

1S06, December 1, Henry son of John and Ann Hoggins 
ba ptized. 

1S09, Apiil 15. Sarah Sophia Jane, daughter of John ami 

Anne Higgins baptized. 
181 1, January 20. Mary Anne, daughter of John ami Anne 

Hoggins baptized. 
1813, February 5. Rosamund Elizabeth, daughter of John 

and Ann Hoggins of Micklewood baptized. 
1N15, March 30. John James, son of John and Ann Hoggins 

of Micklewood baptized. 
1S17, April I/, William son of John and Ann Hoggin* of 

Micklewood bn pt ized. 
1S20, Rctitehitoer 19. Martha and Maria, twin daughters of 

[oh 11 and Ann Hoggins of Micklewood hapti reel. 



1S02. John Hoggins of the Parish of Lcebotwood bachelor 
and Ann Beddoes of this Parish spinster were 
married in this Church by License this twenty 
seventh day of May in the Year One Thousand 
Eight Hundred and tvvq by me Geo: Braithwaite. 
Curate of Hopesay. 

This Marriage was solemnized ^ John Hoggins 
between us J Ann Beddoes 

In the presence of Mary Beddoes 

Thomas Beddoes Junior 

Xo. 1S0. 

1831, March 31. Henry Hoggins.. Micklewood. Lcebotwood- 
aged 24 

1545. August rg. James Hoggins, Elham Vicarage, Kent. 60 

1546, August 11. Ann Hoggins, Micklewood. 66. 
1S52. Dec. S. Mary Ann Hoggins. Shrewsbury. 41. 
1S57. Mar. 19. John Hoggins. Shrewsbury, 70. 

1879, June 21. Priscilla Hoggins, Pensyivania. Lcebotwood. 

1SS2. Sept. 20. William Hoggins. Ludlow. 65. 

18S4, Sept. 13. Thomas Hoggins. Chester. 79. 

1SS5. Feb>\ 17. Rosamund Elizabeth Hoggins, Ludlow . 72. 

1S91. July 2. John James Hoggins, In wood, Church Stretton. 

1S97. April 24. Maria Hoggins, Ludlow. 75. 


ii) In memory of John Hoggins, who died at Shrewsbury, 

March 15th, 1857. aged 79 years. 
In memory of Ann. wife of John Hoggins of Micklewood 

in this County, and daughter of the late Thomas 

Beddoes. Esqr. of Longyilic in th:< Parish, who died 

August 7th, 1846, aged 66 years. 
In memory of Mary Ann. daughter of John and Ann 

Hoggins, who died December 3. 1S52, aged years. 
(2) In memory of Henry, sun of John and Ann Hoggins, 

who died March 23, l8jT, aged 2\ years. 


(3) In memory of Priscilla, daughter of John and Anne 

Hoggins, who died June 17th, 1S79, aged 76. 

(4) Sacred to the memory of Rev. James Hoggins, M.A., 

Vicar of Eiham, Kent, who departed this life x\ugust 
10, 1845, aged 60 years. 
Near this tomb are interred the remains of John James- 
Hoggins, who died June 27, 1S91, aged 76 years. 

(5) In memory of Maria Hoggins, youngest daughter of 

Ann and John Hoggins of Micklewood, Salop, born 
17th of September, 1S20, died 19th April, 1S97, aged 
76 years; 

(6) In this Vault are the remains of Wiiliam Hoggins, who 

died in Broad Street, Ludlow, September 16 th , 1SS2, 

aged 65 years. Youngest son of the late John Hoggins 

of Micklewood in the Co : of Salop. 
Also of Thomas Hoggins, eldest son of the above, of 

Trafford Lodge near Chester, J. P. for the County, 

who died September 10th, 1884, aged 79 years. 
Also Rosamond Hoggins, fourth daughter of the late 

John Hoggins of Micklewood, who died February 12, 

1885, aged 72 years. 


In the North Transept. — Subject : The Ascension. 

To the Glory of God and in memory of John Hoggins who 

died 15th March, 1857, aged 79 years. 
Ann his wife, daughter of Thomas Beddoes of Lorgville 
Castle in this parish who died 7th August, 1846, aged 
66 years. 

And their three children Henry died 25th March, 1831, 
aged 24 years. Mary Ann died 3rd December, 1852, 
aged 41 years. Priscilla died 17th June, 1870. aged 
76 years. 

Also of James Hoggins, M.A. Vicar of Elham in Kent, 
brother of the above John, who died tOtli August iSps. 
aged 60 years. All interred at this place. 
In the South Transept. Subject : The Resurrection, 

In memory of the late Thomas Hoggins J.P, who was 
born at Micklewood in the County of Salop Feb. pth, 
Vol. III., 4th Series, xx 


3804, died at Trafford Lodge, Co. of Chester, Sep: iotb, 

Inscription 011 ihc Pulpit. 

This Pulpit was erected by Rosamund Elizabeth Hoggins 
in affectionate remembrance of her brother William 
Hoggins who died at Ludlow on the 16th day of 
September 1882. 


Burial, 1896. 

Ellen Hoggins. Scarborough. March 6th. 79 years. 
J. Jenkins, Curate. 


In memory of Ellen, wife of Thomas Hoggins, of Trafford 
Lodge, in the County of Chester, J. P., and sister of J. H. 
Ffoulkes, of Llay Place. Born Sept. 7th, 1816. Died 
March 3rd.. 1896. 


The Families of Picken of Preston-on-the- Weald Moors 
and Sheriff Hales, and of Cobb of Newport, are so closely 
interwoven with the Hoggins family, and are so nearly rel 
to the Countess of Exeter on her mother's side, that it will 
be well to give a short account of them here. 

The Pickens were of Hoo Hall in the parish of Preston- 
on-the- Weald Moors. Rowland Picken. of Hoo Hall, born 
1674-5, was buried at Preston, 16 November. 1753, aged ;S. 
Elizabeth, his relict, was buried 18 November, 1754, aged 77. 
They were, presumably, the parents of {:) Thomas Picken, 
of Hoo Hall, born 1707-8, died 22 April and buried 25 April. 
1769, aged 61 ; and of {2) Richard Pickin, of I loo Hall, born 
170S-9, buried 14 July, 1762, aged 53, whose w idow Ann was 
buried 18 May, 1777, aged 66, Richard and Ann had a 
daughter Elizabeth, baptized 19 August. 1750, 

i. Thomas Picken (who may be identical with the above 
Thomas 1 707-1769), of Preston-on-theAVedld-Moors, had 
issue by Sarah his w ife, who was buried at Preston. 3 October, 
1780, four children : 


(1) Thomas, baptized at Preston. 24 Januarv, 17.18. 
(«) John, baptized at Preston. 31 May. 1751. Of whom 

(3) Sarah, baptized at Preston, 16 December, 1753, married 
there by licence 20 September, 1778, to William Turner. 

(4) Alice, privately baptized 17 October, 1756, and received 

into the Church 4 January, 1757. 
Their second son. 

II. John Picken of Preston-on-the-Weald Moors, was 
uncle by marriage to the Countess of Exeter, and gave her 
■ away, in the absence of her father, when she married 
Mr. *• John Jones*' on 13 April. 1790. and signed the Register 
Book as a witness of the wedding. For some years he lived 
at Bolas. from 1793 to 1800 or even later, or rented a farm 
there, and in 1796 he served the office of Overseer. The 
amount of his rate varied from 12 17s. 6d. to £5 os. 7 A d . . 
which shows that his holding was rather a large one. He 
• was the fourth largest ratepayer in the village. Lord Exeter 
I seems to have been on very friendly terms with him, judging 
by letters still existing. 

He married at Bolas by licence on 19 June. 1777. Eleanor 
Bavlev, the daughter of a clergyman, and younger sister of 
fane Bayley (second wife of Thomas Hoggins^ the Countess 
of Exeter's mother. After his marriage he resided at Preston, 
where all his children were born, but about 1793 removed to 
Bolas for a few years, anil again returned to Preston, where 
he died and was buried 18 December. 1821. aged 70. His 
widow was buried there 31 December. 1832, aged 77. They 
had issue ten children, all baptized at Preston : — 

(1) Anne, baptized 10 August, 1778. 

(2) Elizabeth, baptized 23 April. 1780. 

(3) William, baptized 14 April. 1782. Of whom next. 
^4) Martha, baptized 4 April, T78J. 

(5) Sarah, baptized 18 June, 1786, w ife of Samuel Cobb of 

Newport. Of whom hereafter, 

(6) John, baptized 28 September. 1786, died in infancy, 

(7) Margaret, baptized 2 March. 1790, and buried 19 Maw 


(S) John, of Aston near Newport, baptised * s July, 1702. 
died at Aston w ithout issue and was buried at PrefetCHt, 


15 June, 1S57, aged 65. He married his cousin Sarah 
Sophia Jane, daughter of John Hoggins of Micklewood; 
she died at New port and was buried at Preston, 21 
April, 1884, aged 75. 
(9) Mary, baptized n May, and buried 29 July, 1794. 
(10) Thomas, baptized 8 October, 1797. 

III. William Picken (third child and eldest son of John 
and Eleanor Picken), of Shifnal, and afterwards of Hilton in 
the parish of Sheriffhales, was Churchwarden of Sheriffhales 
1841-44. He was baptized at Preston, 14 April, 17S2; died 
24 and was buried at Sheriffhales, 30 December. 1844, aged 
62 years, M.I. there. He married at Sherifthales, 7 March, 
1S05, Elizabeth daughter of William Tomlinson of Hilton, 
by Margaret his wife, daughter of Thomas Whittle (she was 
baptized at Sheriffhales, 29 March, 1778, and died 7 and was 
buried there 12 Dec, 1S3S, M.I.) He had issue: 

(1) Thomas, baptized at Sheriffhales, 12 January. 1S06 

apparently of Pearce hay in the parish of Brewood, 
who had issue three infant children ( all buried at Sheriff- 
hales), namely [1] Thomas Cecil, buried 19 Jul}". 1849, 
aged 3 months ; [2] George Thomas, buried 13 August, 
1849, aged 4 months ; and [3] Thomas Arthur, buried 
29 September, 1853, aged 6 months. His widow- 
Mary, of Holly Grove, died 26 October, and w;is 
buried at Sheriffhales, 1 November, 1865. aged 51, M.I. 

(2) Henry William, baptized at. Sherifthales, 18 September, 

180S, and buried there 20 March, 1810, aged 18 months. 

(3) George William, baptized at Sheriffhales, 4 Jul}'. 1S11. 

(4) John, baptized at Sheriffhales, 8 March, 1813; of 
Trench, farmer ; married at Sheriffhales, 8 Novcml 
1842, Ellen, daughter of Edward Minor Meddings, of 
Little Chadwell. 

(5) William, baptized at Sherifthales, 18 August. 1822. 

Of whom next. 

IV. William Picken, of Hilton ; Churchwarden of 
Sherifthales 1849 ; afterw ards w ent to live at Newport, where 
he died. He was buried at Sheriffhales, 28 January, 1905, 
aged 82. His wife, Elizabeth Palmer, of Nagington, died 18 
and was buried at Sheriffhales, 23 May, [,885. They had 
issue thirteen children (all baptized at Sheriffhales) i— 


(1) Anne, baptized 10 March. 1S54. 

(2) Elizabeth, baptized 7 Aprii, 1S57. 

(3) Mary, baptized 28 April, 1S5S. 

(4) Sarah, baptized 25 May, 1859. 

(5) Lucy,. baptized 21 July, 1S60. 

(6) William, baptized 12 December. 1S61. 

(7) Frederick William, baptized 23 October. 1862. 

(8) Robert Arthur, baptized 25 January, 1864. 

(9) John Thomas Palmer, baptized 18 March, 1866 ; was 

lost at sea 1882, M.I. 
(10) Emily Ann, baptized 5 April, 1867. 
(n) Charlotte Jane, baptized 14 February, 1869. 

(12) Francis Edward, baptized 25 January, 1872. 

(13) Barbara Elsie, baptized 25 May, 1873. 

For the extracts from the Registers of Preston- on-the 
Weald Moors and Sheriffhales, and the monumental inscrip- 
tions, I am indebted to the kindness of the Rev. J. R. Pyle 
and the Rev. A. T. Michell. 


The Cobbs are connected with Sarah, Countess of Exeter, 
equally with the Pickens, and their descent is as fellows. 

L John Cobb of Hill Hall, Staffordshire; settled at Stoke- 
on-Trent as a potter, and was living there in 1787; he 
married Anne Dagshaw of Derbyshire, and had issue: 

(1) Samuel, of whom next. 

(2) George, married at Newport, 29 October, 182 1, Sarah 

Bailey, and had issue one daughter. 

(3) John, sometime of Lamberhurst, Kent, afterwards of 

Newport. He was apprenticed in 1787 to John Pepper, 
builder, of Newcastle- under-Lynei and came to 
Newport in 1801. His first wife Martha was buried 
at Newport, 10 October, 1802 He married, secondlv. 
by licence at Newport, 20 April, 1809, Jane Bra**, 
and had issue by her four children : 
[1] Jane, born 12 May and baptized at Newport. 2 i 

July, i8to; died unmarried in 1833. 
[2] Anne, born 25 July and baptized at Newport, \ 

August, 1812, married at Chctwvnd in 1837 tb her 


cousin John Cobb of Newport, and had issue. She 

died 9 May. i88r, and was buried at Chetwynd. 
[3] Mary Pilkington, born in 1S13 ; married to William 

Woolhouse Hayes, of Liverpool, and had issue. 
[4] Merc}' Brown, of Carnarvon ; born 1815, living in 

J913 unmarried and in her 99th year. 

(4) Man-, married to William Vyse, of Han ley. 

(5) Sophia, married by license at Newport. 21 July, 1808, 

to Henry Pidgeon, of Eccleshall. 

(6) Grace, scalded to death. 

II. Samuel Com?, of Newport, third Master of Newport 
Grammar School nearly fifty years; baptized at Bursiem, 
10 September, 1771 ; died 17 September. 1837, aged 67; 
married by licence at Newport 3 September, 1807, Sarah, 
fifth child of John and Eleanor Picken of Preston — (she was 
baptized at Preston, j8 June, 1786, and died at Newport, 28 
March, 1862. aged 75.) A memoir of his life is given in 
Border Counties Worthies, and his Funeral Sermon 1 was 
preached by the Rev. William Sandford on 24 September. 
1837. His name occurs as one of the Burgesses of th-e Cor- 
poration of Newport in 1812. (See Transactions for 1887, Vol. 
X, p. 123.) He had issue :— 

(1) Sarah, baptized at Newport. 22 June. 1808; died and 

was buried at Llanrug, Carnarvon, Match 1871 : 
married the Rev. James Parry, B.A.. Jesus College, 
Oxford, but died without issue. 

(2) Samuel, of whom next. 

(3) John, of Newport, architect and builder : died 18 

November, aged 51, and buried at Chetwynd, 24 
November, 1863; married in 1837 his cousin Anne, 
daughter of John Cobb, and had issue eight children: - - 
[1] Jane, married Benjamin Gibson, of Liverpool, and 

died 28 Nov., 1868, aged 30, leaving issue. Buried 

at Sefton, Liverpool. 
[2] Mercy Anne, of Newport, born 183 >. 

J From Prov. xiii. 22. " Printed ami sold 1>\ U. r. Silvester, Newport, 1837, 
and dedicated to the Governors, Visitors and Master ol N« W poit boot 



[i] John Francis, died unmarried 5 April, 191 1, aged 
66; buried at Chetwynd. 

[4] Frances Elizabeth, died unmarried, in 1SS9 ; 
buried at Chetwynd. 

[-5], [6] [7] Three children, died young. 

[8] Walter William, of Hilton House. Atherstorie ; 
born at Chetwynd, 17 October, 1855; M.A. and 
sometime Junior Student of Christ Church. Oxford, 
and F.C.S. ; married in 1SS2 Harriett Ashton 
Pogmore, and has issue four children : (a) John 
Frank Pogmore, born 18S4: (b) Gladys Frances, 
born 1885; (c) Doris Pogmore. born 18S7 ; (d) 
Walter Herbert, born 1890. 

(4) William, born at Newport in 1817; M.A. of Christ 
Church, Oxford : rector and vicar of Newchurcb, 
Kent, 1877 ; died 1894; married Jane Gee Smyth, 
and had issue four children : 

[1] Charles William, of Hill House, Salt wood, Hythe: 
born at Appledore, Kent, 1847: M.A. and sometime 
exhibitioner' of University College, Oxford ; formerly 
a Master at Uppingham School: married in i> s S.z 
Cicely Johnson, and lias issue two son?, — Alan and 
Charles Rupert. 

[2] George Henry Samuel, of Oxford: was born at 
Sholden, Kent, 1857; M.A. and sometime Bible 
Clerk of Oriel College, Oxford : formerly Mastt r of 
Chigweli School. Hssex. He married In 1S91, 
Caroline, daughter of the Rev. Richard Wright, 
Vicar of Gisburn. Yorkshire, and has issue two 
daughters, — Margaret Gee and Frances Helen. 

[3] Kate, died 1S70. 

[4] Helen, married 1869, to the Yen. Charles Leslie 
Dun das, scholar of Brasenose College. M.A. and 
Fellow of fesus College, Oxford : sometime Dean ol 
St. David's Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania. Arch- 
deacon of Dorset, Canon of Salisbury, and Vicar of 
Charminster. She died in iS;}. 

Six other children of the Rev. William Cobb died \oung. 



(5) Emma, married by licence at Newport., 22 June, 1842, 
to Richard Crowther, for many ye^rs 3rd Master of 
Newport Grammar School. She died without issue, 
and was buried at Chetwynd. 

III. Samuel Cof.b, of Newport ; born 11 April and 
baptized at Newport. 13 April, 1S10; died 25 September, 
1S90, aged So ; married 1838, Anne, daughter of Henry 
Pooler (she died 10 March, 1883, aged 66) ; and had issue : 

(r) Samuel Henry, of whom next. 

(2) Ellen, married in 1862 John Tunnicliffe, and has issue, 
two sons. 

IV. Samuel Henry Cobb, of Newport, born 2 October. 
1841, married Elizabeth Jackson, of Newport, and has issue 
three children : 

(1) Samuel Herbert, born 13 July, 1879. 

(2) Harry Bagshaw, born 14 August, 1881. 

(3) Laura Anne, born iS July, 1S83, married to Dr. Walter 

R. S. Roberts, M.B. Birmingham, of Newport, and has 

For the information about the Cobb Family, I am indebted 
to a transcript of the Newport Registers, and chiefly to 
information kindly supplied by Mr. W. W. Cobb of Ather- 
stone, Mr. S. H. Cobb of Newport, and Mr. G. H. S. Cobb of 


1755, Sept. 13. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Pickin buried. 
1777, June 19. John Pickcn of p. Preston, bachelor, and 
P21eanor Bayley, spinster, married by licence. 
Witnesses: John Hooper^ Thomas Hoggins. 
1780, Feb. 6. John Jenkins of p. Edgmond, & Ann Picken, 
married by licence. 

Witnesses: Thomas Heaford, John Wild. 
1790, April 13. John Picken witnesses a marriage. 
3795, Dec. 17. Hli/abeth Picke n witnesses a marriage. 
1S00, Feb, 24* William Podmore, ol p. Edgmond, & Ann 
Picken, married by licence. 

Witnesses: John Powell, Elizabeth Picken. 


37 D 


1748. Thomas, son of Thos. & Sarah Pick in baptiz'd 

January 24th, 1748. 
1750. August 19. Kiizabeth. Daughter of Richard and 

Ann Pickin of Hon Hall, baptized. 
I 75 T - J onn son of Thorn. Picking & Sarah his w ife baptizM 

May 31st : 51. 
1 753. Xovr. 16. Rowland Pickin was buried. 
1753, Dec. 16. Sarah Daughter of Thos. & Sarah Pickin 

was baptiz'd. 

1756, Oct. 17. Then privately baptiz'd Alice daughter of 

Thomas Pickin by Sarah his wife. 
I757 ; Jany. 4. Publickly baptiz'd ye above Aiice. 
1762. Richard Picken was buried July ye 14th. 
1769. Thomas Picken buried April ye 25th. 
1777. Anne Picken buried May ye 18th. 
177S. Anne ye Daur. of John & Eleanor Picken was bap. 

tiz'd Augt. ye 10th. 
1780. Elizabeth ye Daur. of John and Eleanor Picken was 

baptiz'd April ye 23rd. 
1780. Sarah ye wife of Thos. Picken was buried Oct.' ye 3rd. 
17S0. John ve son of Richard & Margaret Picken was 

baptiz'd Xovr. ye 26. 
1782. William ve son of John & Eleanor Picken band. 

April ye 14th. 

1784. Martha ye Daur. of John and Eleanor Picken baptd. 
April 4th. 

1786. Sarah Daur. of John and Eleanor Pickin was baptiz'd 

June iSth, 17S6. 
17S8. John son of John and Eleanor Pickin was baptiz'd 

September 28 : 88. 

1790. Margaret Daur, of John & Eleanor Pickin was bap- 

tiz'd March 2, 1790. 

1791. Margaret, Daur. of Jno. & Eleanor Picken was buried 

May 19, 1 791. 

1792. John the son of John & Eleanor Picken was baptiz'd 

July 8th, 1792. Privately April 1st. 
179-I. Mary ye Daughter of John \ Eleanor Picken was 
baptiz'd May 1 ith, 1704. 

Vol. III., 4th Scries. * N 


1794. Mary Picken (Infant) was buried July 29, 1794. 
1797. Thomas y e son of John & Eleanor Picken was bap- 

tiz'd Oct. ye 8th, 1797. 

177S, Sept. 20. William Turner, batchelor. and Sarah 
t Pickin, spinster, both of p. Preston upon ye Wild- 
moores, by licence. 

Witnesses : Thomas Griffiths, junr.. Anne Bagshaw. 
1779, Dec. 19. Richard Picken. Iabr..and Margaret Boughey, 

spinster, both of this p., by banns. 

Witnesses: Alice Maddox, John Picken. 
.1781, June 26. Mr. John Wardley of p. Stoke upon Tern. & 

Miss Eliz. Picken of p. Preston, by iicence. 

Witnesses: Margaret Wardley, Wm. Cartw right. 
1S04, Feb; 9. George Barlow, of p. New port, widower. & 

Martha Picken of this p., spinster, by licence. 

Witnesses: William Picker., Jane Barlow. 


1S1S. Mary Picken. Preston. May 4th. Aged 22. 

1821. John Picken. Preston. Dec. 18th, 70. 

1S32. Eleanor Pickin. Preston. Dec. 31. 77. 

1857. J onn Picken. Aston. June 15. 65. 

1884. Sarah Sophia Jane Picken. New port. April 21. 75. 

John Picken was Churchwarden of Preston in 1789 and 

1795, and at other times. He aiso occurs in the Preston 
Highways Book from 1791 and onward. 


(1) Rowland Picken late of I loo Hall w as inter'd November 

the 16th 1753, Aged 78. 
Elizabeth Relict of Rowland Picken was Inter'd Novem- 
ber 18th, 1754. Aged 77. 

(2) Thomas Picken late of Hoo Hall departed this life April 

ve 22, 1 769, Aged 61. 

(3) Richard Picken late of Hoo Hail war- inter'd July the 

14th 1762, Aged 53. 
Ann Relict of Uichard Picken was inter'd May tin- 1 8th 
1777, Aged 66. 

(4) Monument to [ohn Picken, died 1857, and Sarah Sophia 

|ane, his widow, died tS8.i. 


1802, Oct. 10. Martha, wife of John Cobb. bur. 

1807, Sept. 3. S amuel Cobb cS: Sarah Pic ken. mar. by 


Witnesses: John Cobb, Sophia Cobb. 
180S, July £i. Henry Pidgeon of Ecclcshall, Staff., bachelor, 
& Sophia Cobb. mar. by licence. 
Witnesses: George Brown, Mary B. Cobb. 

1808, Aug'. 14. Sarah daughter of Samuel & Sarah Cobb. 

baot.. privately bapt. June 22. 

1809, April 20., John Cobb & Jane Brow n, mar. by licence. 

Witnesses: Walter Brown. Mary B. Cobb. 

1810, July 26. Jane, daughter of John & Jane Cobb, bapt. 

born May 12. 

1S11, May 15. Samuel, son of Samuel & Sarah Cobb. 

bapt., born Wednesday April ii, bapt. April 13. 
1812, Aug. 4. Ann. daughter of John & Jane Cobb. bapt.. 

born 25 [July ?]. 
182 1, Oct. 29. George Cobb & Sarah Bailey, mar. by 


Witnesses : Wm. Bailey. Eliz. Bailey. 
1S42, June 22. Richard Crowther, bachelor. & Emma'Cobb. 
spinster, mar. by licence. 
Witnesses: Wm. Cobb, Sarah Cobb. 

1757, July 16. Thomas Picken & Jane Clarke mar. 

Witness: Richard Picken. 

1757, Nov. 13. Anne, d. of Richard & Sarah Pickin bap. 

1759, Sep. 2. Sarah, d. of Richard & Sarah Pickin bap. 

1760, Dec. 21. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Jane Picken bur. 
1762, Apr. 12. Ursula, d. of Richard & Sarah Picken bap. 

1762, May 12. Mary, d. of Thomas & Jane Picken bap. 

1763, Mar. 15. Ursula, d.of Richard & Sarah Picken bur. 

1764, Jan. 25. William, s. of Richard & Sarah Picking bap. 
1766, Mar. 8. Sarah, d. of John & Jane Picking bap. 
1766, Aug. 3. Richard, s. of Richard & Sarah Picking bap, 

1766, Dec. 28. Ann, d. of Richard & Sarah Picking bur. 

1767, Apr. 13. Jane, d. of Thomas & Jane Picking bur. 
3767, Sep. 18. Elizabeth ricking buried. 

1768, Sep. 25. Jeremiah, s. of Thomas & Jane Pi< king bap. 



T 775> 



18 10, 


July 9. Michael, s. of Richard & Sarah Picking bap. 
Mar. 10. James, s. of Richard & Sarah Picking bap. 
Apr. 12. Jane, d. of Thomas lS: Jane Pick in bap. 
June 12. Molly, cj. of Richard <S: Sarah Pickin bap. 
Aug. 14. Richard Madley of Church Aston lV* Ann 
Picking mar. 

Thomas, s. of John & Jane Picken bap, 
Thomas, s. of Thomas & Jane Picking bur. 
Thomas Picking buried. 
Thomas Picken & Esther Perrisford mar. 
Thomas Pickering & Jane Picken mar. 
Richard Picken junior buried 
Sarah, d. of Thomas & Esther Pickin bap. 
William, s. of Thomas & Esther Picken bap. 
Ann, d. of Isaac & Anne Picken bap. 
Richard, s. of Thomas & Esther Picken bap. 
William, s. of Michaei & Mary Picken bap. 
Ann. d. of Thomas eV Esther Picken bap, 
Sarah, d. of Michael & Mary Picken bap. 
Mary, d. of Thomas .V Esther Picken bap. 
Richard Picken. aged 96, buried. 
John, s. of Thomas & Esther Picken bap. 
Jeremiah Picken buried. 
John. s. of Thomas & Esther Picken bur. 
John Davis of Upton Magna & Martha 
Picking mar. Witness: Tho. Picking. 
Dec. 22. Thomas Picken of Newport & Sarah Tudor 
of Shiffnal married bv licence. 

Aug. 18. 
Sep. 6. 
Jan. i. 
July 16. 
June 14. 
Aug. 20. 
Dec. 25. 
Jan. 10. 
Dec. 21. 
Mar. 19. 
June 5. 
July 31. 
Apr. 15. 
Jan. 24. 
June 9. 
Jan. 27. 
June 4. 
Jan. 23. 





i 2 

75 to 1375. 

By the Rev. Prebendary JAMES PAYTON, M.A. 
Vicar of K inlet. 


The publication of the Register of Bishop Courtenay by the 
Cantilupe Society completes a century of the Hereford 
Registers, 1275 — 1375, and it seems a good opportunity to 
take stock of the use of these publications for local history. 
I have put down such notes as affect my own Rural Deanery 
of Stottesdon as at present constituted. There is a fairly 
complete list of Incumbents. The parishes are given in 

Yeat Incumbent 

Aston Botterell. R. 
1279 Thomas Boterel 
12S4 Thomas Botterell 
1288 John de Charlton 
1309 William de Herton 

Curator, R. incapable 
13 13 Roger de Baskerville 
132 1 Richard de Fond 
1348 Richard de Forde 

Bmlungsley i. R. with Si 


Sir Thomas Botterell • 



Sir Roger de Baskerville 

1. 1277 a 

DBURY ii. R. 
Rector mentioned, no 


name given. 
Richard Bennett 

1335 Walter de Waltone 
1362 Walter de Cleobury 

1368 Robert Okes 

Vol. ni. 


Abbot and Convent of 


King nominates as guardian 
of heir of John Bcysin, 
Lord of Billingsley. 

Nomination of Roger de 
Cherletonc, Lord of Bil- 


Year Incumbent Patronage 

ii. SlDBURY. 

1286 Ralf de Elirnbridge Johanna de Dra: 

1291 Ralf dc Elinebridgc Ralf de Arras 

1294 John Fitz Adam de 

See Neenton, below 


Probably provision for a minor, as 
1294 William de la Grehe, 
V. of Stottesdon, is ap- 
pointed by the Bishop 
in Commendam. 
1322 Robert Saigon Abbot and Convent of 


1354 John Martyn Audrey de Arras 

1369 Hugh Ace Philip dc Wythtone 

i. Rurwarton R. with ii. Cleobury Xokth R. 

i. 1277 a Rector mentioned, no 

name given 
1341 Sir Thomas de Bouhvas 

1349 Thomas Ercalewc Sir Walter de Hopton 

1373 William Stirchcsley Bishop by lapse 

ii. Cleobury North. 

1278 Robert de Halton Date of mention, not ap- 

132 1 Walter Dobin 
1324 John Dobyn 


Cleobury Mortimer. V. 

1320 John de Scheremon Abbot & Con vent of "Wigmon 
1349 William de Curdmore „ 
1362 Roger Mey 

1366 W T illiam Huntc Exchange 

Ditton Priors. V. 
1320 I oh 11 dc Rclmscote 

1355 Henry dc Warde The King in po on of 

(I)udytoiO the temporalities of Wen- 

lock l*rioi 1 . 

A.D. I2~5 TO 1375. 


Year Incumbent 

Hopton Wafers. R. 
1277 A Rector mentioned, 

name given 
1279 William de Bray 
1289 William de Moretone 

1297 Roger Dun 
1329 Philip de la More 
1 331 Hugh de Neenton 
1349 John de Orleton 
1349 Elias Musard 

? Richard de Birches 

resigned 1362 
1362 Gilbert Aunger 
1374 John de la Ovene 
1374 John Body 

Kin let. V. 
12S8 William Philipp 
1296 John de Menstreworth 
1312 Judas de Turpleton 
1315 William de Carboner 

Suspended 1320 
1320 John dc Mundele 

1331 John Upintowne 
1343 Philip le Porter 
1349 John Halfpeny 
1374 Richard de Breohull 

Keen Savage. V. 
130G John dc Stepleton 
1320 Roger de la Scte 
1349 Waller de M iddleton 
1361 Stephen Derling 

Neenton. K. 
1279 John de Arras 

1294 Ralf de Arras 


Abbot & Convent of \\ "igmore 

Roger Mortimer 
Bishop by lapse 

Abbot & Convent of W igmore 
The same 

Abbot & Convent of Wigmorc 

Abbot & Convent of W igmorc 

Abbot & Convent of Wigmorc 
The same 


Abbot & Convent of Wigmore 
Bishop by lapse 


Abbot & Cons ent of Wigmorc 
The same 
The same 
The same 

Year Incumbent Patronage 

1349 William 1c Forte 

1301 Thomas dc Farncote 

Si lying ton. R. 

1277 n -'Rector mentioned, no 

name given 
1320 Robert Body, resigns 

1320 William de Swyneye 
1333 Matthew de Heat he 
1349 Philip de la Rode 
1352 John de la Halle 
1352 John Body, on resigna- 
tion of John de la Halle 

1362 William de Farlowe 

Stottesdon. V. 
1286 William de la Greene 

1302 Thomas de Ludlow 

132 1 Hamo de Sandwich 

1322 William de Fynningham 
1326 Philip de Gossington 


1277 R. not named, probably 
Adam de Whetenhalc, 

1284 Reginald fit/ Reginald of 

Ludlow, sub-deacon 

1285 Robert de Turberville 
1296 John de Marpol, sub- 

1316 Richard tic Bodenham 

Ralf de Ai ras 

Rail dc Arras, Lord of 
Neenton. See Sidbury above 

Richard de Hawkestone 
Sir Richard de Hawkestone 
The same 

Robert de Hawkestone 

Abbot and Convent of 

ohn Haket, acolvtc 

1342 John Joldewync 
1 362 Ralf dc la Lowe 

1366 John Ilromseley 

Laurence de Ludlow 

Sir William Hackctt 

Walter Haket 

John de Stoke, Lord of 

1 On resignation of John Tie Kuilour, query John JoUlewync 

A.)). 1275 TO 1375. 


The above are taken from lists of appointments and 
Ordination lists. The latter are interesting as throwing 
light on ancient patronage. The provision f ir minors and 
the absence of full orders arc noticeable. Wheathill seems 
to have been particularly favoured [?] in the latter respect. 

I notice there are eight changes in 1340, the year of the 
Black Death, one, however, is by exchange of benefices. 

There is an amount of curious information about Hamo 
de Sandwich, Vicar of Stottesdon in 132 1. Apparentlv lie 
was not acceptable to the people there. The Bishop informs 
the King that certain persons, unmindful of their own safety, 
impede and disturb Hamo in his duty and are guiltv of 
violent conduct in the Church, and asks that the Sheriff ot 
Shropshire may be instructed to put down the fierce rebellion 
of these enemies of Christ, that the liberties of the Church 
may remain safe and undisturbed, the offenders receiving 
adequate punishment. There is no record of the result of 
this appeal to the King, but apparently Hamo found the 
place too hot for him, as another Vicar, Walter de Fynning- 
ham, is appointed in 1322, and on the day of his institution 
the Bishop instructs the Dean of Stottesdon to cite publicly 
and peremptorily in the Church at Stottesdon the' said 
Hamo to appear before him or his Commissary in the 
parochial Church of Bosebury to show cause why the said 
Walter should not be admitted, the said Vicarage having 
been totally deserted by Hamo and so vacant by law. 

A further search shows that this Hamo seems to have 
been a " difficult " person. In 1319 he is mentioned as 
Rector of Whitbourne and Canon of Hereford (Prebend of 
Putson Minor). The Bishop commissions his officials to 
act for him in the matter of depriving Hamo of Prebend and 
Rectory. Hamo appears to have papal influence, perhaps 
had been " provided," for later in the war the Bishop of 
Jerusalem, the Pope's Penitentiary, writes to the Bishop ol 
Hereford on his behalf. He states that Hamo had held the 
Vicarage of Stretton for six years, and been non-resident, 
contrary to his oaths, and so vacated the benefice as also 
had held the Prebend of Morton and Waddon (now de 
Moreton et Whaddon). Subsequently lor ig years he had 
held Whitbourne and the Prebend of Putson, The letter 


urges the humble supplication of Hamo that due restitution 
being made, he may hold another benefice. The restitution 
is of fruits unjustly received. Apparently this was granted, 
as he became Vicar of Stottesdon. 

Apparently parishioners had their own rough ways of 
dealing with unpopular parsons, as I find in 1320 the same 
Bishop of Tusculum instructing the Bishop of Hereford to 
inquire into the case of John de Kelmscote, Vicar of Ditton 
Priors., who has killed a man in self defence. The said Vicar 
was riding near his house and was set upon by an unfriendly 
layman and four women. The unfriendly layman struck him 
on the head with a stick, and two of the women laid violent 
hands on him. They would not allow him to escape, and 
the said layman struck him often and hurt him badly. The 
Vicar dismounted, and being in peril of his life, in defending 
himself with a little knife managed to kill his adversary, for 
which he is extrcmelv sorrv. In 1323, after inquiry, the 
Vicar is permitted to minister as before. 

The reason given for appointing a Coadjutor to Ivinlet in 
1320 is that the Vicar is deficient in learning, incurably 
diseased in his limbs, and has defective eyesight. 

In 1283 the Church of Stottesdon was assigned to the 
Monastery of St. Peter at Shrewsbury, then in straightened 
circumstances. The income in ordinary years was 130 marks 
of which 33 are assigned to the Vicar, who also has tin 
greater and lesser tithes of Farlow, valued at 13 marks. Tin 
Commutation tithes give the present value as annexed £504, 
alienated £"429, so the positions are revers 

[Undey this heading the Editors will be pleased to insert notes 
and short articles relative to recent discoveries in the County, 
or other matters of archaeological or historical interest. 
Communications arc invited, and should he addressed to the 
Editors, cjo Mr. H. W\ Adniit (Hon. Sec), The Square, 


Four silver pennies struck in Shrewsbury of the last coinage of 
Henry III, issued in i 24S, have lately been added by purchase to the 
collection in the Museum. The Shrewsbury M int had issued coins 
almost continuously from about A.D. 92S, in the reign of Ethelstan, 
to the end of the reign of Henry II.. but it was then discontinued. It 
was revived for the coinage of 124S, but was not used for any subse- 
quent coinage until Charles L set up a mint in Shrewsbury in 1 6_j 2, 
which was used for only about 3 months A contemporary Roll of 
the operations of this Shrewsbury Mint of 1248, is among the 
Borough Records, and was printed in the Transactions for 1S9S. 
The regulations for the coinage required that " Four persons of the 
most trusty and prudent of their town should be appointed by the 
"Bailiffs and good men of Shrewsbury" to be moneyers, to be 
responsible for the proper making of the coins, and on these four 
silver pennies we have the names of the four moneyers so appointed, 
Loren, Nicole. Ricard, VVeris, each of whom was responsible for 
the coins on which his name appeared. Only one other. Reif, is 
known, and he only by the engraving of his coin in Owen and 
Blakeway. The four coins in the Shrewsbury Museum are the only 
ones of which there are specimens in the British Museum. 


A small collection of these has lately been presented to the 

A certain Customer Smith, towards the end of the reign ol 
Elizabeth, is said to have first discovered thill the lend mines in the 
neighbourhood of Aberystwyth were rich in silver, and to 
it up to the Mint in the Tower of London to be coined, but it ia 



not known that any special mint mark was placed on the coins 
made of the silver, and therefore they cannot be identified. But 
in 16:17, after Smith's death. Sir Hugh Middleton took the lease 
from " the Governor and Company of Mines Royal in Cardigan- 
shire" and developed the mines, and in and after 1621 the coins 
made of his silver were distinguished by being marked with the 
Prince of Wales plumes over the shield on the reverse. Of these 
there were in James I. reign, struck between 1621 and '1624. 
Crowns, Half-crowns, and Shillings, and in Charles I. reign, from 
1625 to 1635, the same denominations, and in 1630 and 163 1 
sixpences, and in 1630 twopences. 

Sir Hugh Middleton was the originator of the New River, which 
still supplies a la-ge part of London with water, and he is connected 
with Shropshire by the fact that his eldest son William married 
Eleanor daughter of Sir Thomas Harris. Bart., of Shrewsbury, who 
bought Onslow and Boreatton in 1617. Sir Hugh Mid die tons 
brother Sir Thomas bought Chirk Castle in 1595, and became Lord 
Mayor of London in 1613. 

On 10 December, i63r, Sir Hugh Middleton died, and was 
succeeded as lessee by Thomas Bushell, who in j 637 obtained 
power from the King to set up a mint in Aberystwyth Castie, in 
which he was to coin all denominations of silver pieces from half- 
crowns down to half-pennies. After this, none of the coins struck 
at the Tower have the plumes, but all those struck at Aberystwyth 
have, and all except the penny and half-penny have them on both 
sides of the coin. Specimens of all exist and perhaps all of them 
have the open book for mint mark. There are similar coins which 
have no mint mark, and others have a crown, a lis, or perhaps a 
cross, but these appear to be of later date, and perhaps were struck 
elsewhere in some of the occassional mints which sprang up 
during the Civil War. It is not certain that any mint remained at 
Aberystwyth after 1642, when Bushell, in obedience to the King's 
summons, brought his mint to Shrewsbury, where he struck coins 
for about 3 months. He removed the mint to Oxford in December 
1842, and the coins struck by him at both places were still marked 
with the plume though they were not Welsh. 

No mint was ever afterwards set up in Wales. Welsh silver was 
coined in London and marked with the plume in subsequent reigns, 
but latterly at any rate it seems to have come not from Aberystw\ tli 
but from mines near Neath in Glamorganshire, bought in 1698 by 
Sir Humphrey Mackworih from Sir Carherry Price. .See Knding's 
Annals of the Coinaoe l vol ii , p 340, and I tfe of Sir H. Mackworl 
in Dic(. of Nat* fiiography). Sir H. Nlackworth was a son of 
Thomas Mackworth, of Betton Grange, Shropshire, He was 00m 
1657, and died 1727, ami was one ol the founders, with l)r\ Bray, 
of the Societv for promoting Christian Knowledge! 

The following coins exist marked with the plume to show that 
they are made in London of Welsh silver : — Hal: crown* Itid 

Shillings of Charles 1 1. Half-crowns, Shilling?, and SixtAneC 



William III. Crowns, Half-crowns, Shillings, and Sixpences of 
Anne. ^ Shillings of George I. Shillings and Sixpences of George 
II. The latest coins so marked are of 1731. None of them are 
very common. 

The Shrewsbury Museum has the following Welsh coins : — 
Charles I. — 4d and 3d. 
''Charles II. — is , 1679. 
William III.— is. 1701 : 6d., 1698. 
Anne.— 5s., 2s. 6d., is., all 1708, 6d.. 1707. 
George I. — is., 1 723. 




A Taper under this heading appeared in the Shropshire Archaeo- 
logical Transactions, 2nd Series, Vol. VII., p. 1 (1895), to which 
it is necessary to make some additions, one of which is of con- 
siderable interest, 

An old Corporation book, compiled in 167 1, has been recently 
discovered, in which there is a short list of " Burgesses of the 
Parliament " for Ludlow. This list comprises the name of 
" Mr. Philip Sidney/' The official returns for the Elizabethan 
Parliaments are very incomplete, and so far as they exist . they 
make no mention of his being in the House of Commons in the 
Parliament which sat from 1572 to 1583. but it appears from other 
sources that Philip Sidney was actually elected M.P. on the 16th 
January, 15S0-1, though the place for -which he sat was unknown. 
That constituency was clearly the Borough of Ludlow. In [580-1, 
and for some years previously, his father. Sir Henry, was resident 
at Ludlow as Lord President of the Court of the Marches, and it 
has always been understood that young Philip Sidney, who was at 
Shrewsbury School, spent much of his boyhood at Ludlow. It is, 
however, a matter of satisfaction to know that Ludlow had so d s 
tinguished a member as Sir Philip Sidney. He is properly called 
"Mr." Philip Sidney in the Corporation book, as he was not 
knighted until 1583. ' Sir Philip was elected M.P. foi Ludlow at a 
bye-election, probably caused by the death of one of the sitting 

Another addition can be made to the list of M.P.'s ill the above 
Paper. The Ludlow Bailiff's accounts for 7 Edward IV, (1463 
contain a payment to John Dodmore and Richard Sherman, lUir 
gesscs of the Parliament, for their attendance, 50 bhat they must 
have been returned to the Parliament summoned to meet at VVesl 
minster in June, 1-1(7. ;l,ul they were probably the first members 
for Ludlow. 

The figures of the polling at the election of January, 1 700-1, and 
which were not stated in the Paper, have been furnished by the 



Rev. J R, Burton from old papers of the Walcot familv. They 
are of interest it only for the number of candidates for whom votes 
were given, Sir Thomas Powys, of Henley, and William Gower 
being successful. The following are the figures :— 

Sir Thomas Powys ° 20 g 

William Gower 

y Francis Herbert, Oakley Park ... ... i 7 i y 

Votes thrown away : — 

Francis Lloyd. Recorder ... 

J. Andrew Hill [[[ A 

Charles Baldwin ... 5 

— Smallman ... ... ... ... q 

Sir Francis Charlton 

Mr. VValcott, of Bitterley 1 

High Bailiff Cam. ... ... ... 2 

Low Bailiff Waring ... ... ... 2 



1722 to 17S5. 

Part IV. 

Just before the time at which the book commences, very exten- 
sive alterations had been made in the internal arrangement of the 
church. In 17 17 the church was entirely re-pewed, the wails of 
the chancel covered with wainscott as high as the pew tops, the 
sedilia, no longer needed, concealed behind the panelling, and the 
space beyond the tower arches crowded with official pews for the 
Mayor, Aldermen, Councillors and Overseers, as well as a large 
pew known as the '•LongneT pew." The east window had lost its 
ancient tracery and was partrally constructed of wood, the beautiful 
stained glass (the Jesse window, now in St. Mary's Church), was 
more than halt concealed by an altar piece of classical design, 
altogether unsuitable for the church. The lloor space was also 
further reduced by several recumbent tombs. A gallery was 
erected in the west end ot the church fur the accommodation of a 
fine new organ, and presumably for the singers also, although the 
accounts contain no reference to their services. The new west 
gallery seems to have met with general approval. In 17a] 
gallery was constructed over the south transept, another m 1717 
over the north transept, and these galleries were, at various dates, 
extended over two bays of the north and south aisles and OVei a 
portion of the Bishop's Chancel. Considerable sutn^ oi money 
were spent on these galleries which were re -Constructed or ren- 
dered more commodious in recurring periods of about JO y% MS, 



Although the scats next the centre or "broad aisle" were 
occupied by the principal parishioners, many of them preferred 
the new galleries, and the condition of the floor of the church 
may afford reasons for this preference. During many centuries 
the restricted area surrounding the church had been the burial 
place of a widely extending parish. The level of the ground had 
risen nearly -as high as the window sills on the south side. The - 
floor of the church was irregular and honeycombed by graves, in 
which many parishioners had rights of burial, resuming in such 
damp and insanitary conditions as can be more readily imagined 
than described. In 1743 Mr. John Whitfield " built a new pev; 
at his cwn expense in the south ile under the gallery staiis at the 
west end : the churchwaidens therein seated Mr. John Whitfield 
and Bridget his wife, so long as they shall live in the parish and 
pay to church and poor ; and at any time when Mr. Richard 
Morgan shall want to make a grave in his buryal ground under 
the s d pew, the s d John and Bridget to be at the expense of taking 
down and jutting up the s d pew."' 

Early in the century the practice of bell ringing had become a 
favourite recreation amongst the townspeople. Guilds of ringers 
were formed, who spent much time in practising on the bells : the 
ring of 12 bells in old St Chad's was as famous as the bells in the 
church of to-day, and to facilitate their proper ringing a floor was 
const! ucted much lower than the original one, about half way 
between the springing and the keystone of the tower arches. . The 
floor formed an ur sightly obstruction to the already debased 
appearance of the east end, sadly out of harmony with I he 
memories of the vaulted stone roof and chant ty chapels which 
adorned the chancel in pre-reformation times. 

Much can be gathered from the accounts as to the condition of 
the fabric of the church; the roof and glazing were corstantly 
under repair, and there are many charges for "bricking" 
floor, but nothing was seriously attempted to cheek the decay and 
deterioration of the structure. Circumstances already referred to 
had weakened the foundations ; the north walls of the arcade and 
aisle leaned much out of the perpendicular, and attempts were 
made to check this by the erection of massive and unsightly 
buttresses. A new north entrance doorway and adjacent windows 
were constructed in a style altogether out ol sympathy with the 
architecture of the building, so that it seems probable that if il 
survived to the present day, many of its ancient features would 
have disappeared before better methods of restoring SU< S 
building were understood. 

The principal approach to the chinch was by a rll hi ol ' 
leading from Kiln Lane to the north entrance 
this would be used on the occasion of official visits, and was 
provided with new entrance gates and retaining walls in 1 ;\ i 
cost of /50. After the fall of the church the si! : lay open and 

neglected lor several years, the trustees were bu*il} engaged on 


their new church, and in negotiating with the street authorities 
for the reduction of the area of the churchyard and the widening 
of the surrounding streets. Much of tht: small timber and any- 
thing that was portable was canied away by the surrounding 
inhabitants ; a great heap of spoil remained for several years, 
clothes lines were erected and all kinds of trespass permitted until 
the trustees decided to close all the footpaths except the one now 
existing and to erect a retaining wall with palisading?. In 1^03 
part of the old wall had fallen next Kiln Lane, and being re-bui t, 
the steps and footway to the old north entrance were blocked up. 
In 1807 the path leading to Belmont opposite " Miss Hawkins' 
house" was stopped, and the path ''leading towards the house 
occupied by Mr. Pemberton " only remained. Finally, in 1S27, 
Mr. Hazlcdine received the order for the iron railing which now 
surrounds the churchya rd. 

The Bishop's chancel may have had a communion table and 
furniture, as there are charges for "repairing the rail," it had 9 or 
10 pews facing north towards the archway (now built up;; in the 
south wall of the chan el, and contained several recumbent tombs 
since removed to the Abbey and other churches. In 17S4 the sum 
of £105 was spent upon a "new roof and new piers. " yet very soon 
after the fall of the church it appears to 'nave been in a bad con- 
dition of repair. After the stormy discussions had subsided which 
took place before a decision was arrived at as to the abandonment 
of the old site, the trustees considered what was to be done with 
the only portion of the building that remained. A resolution was 
carried at a meeting of the trustees to pull it down ; this decision 
was reversed at a later meeting when there was a larger attendance 
of the trustees, and the building was ordered to be stripped of its 
tile roof, covered with, slates, the gable built next Belmont, and the 
building "made convenient for the minister in the plainest mannei 
possible.'' In iSri and was used as a Sunday School, 
and there was friction between the ladies who conducted the 
school and the authorities, The ladies much preferred the w stry 
of the new church 

Much of the stone from the old church is buried in the 
foundations of new St. Chad's, and some of the stones which 
formed the moulded jambs of the tower piers can be ^cen in tl 
hcatitm chamber of the new church Th« figure 01' St. Chad, 
which "stood on the organ, now funis a place in the vestry. 

Following on the clearing of the ite, the old ''dimmciy' was 
filled up, since to be re opened and exposed as it is to-day. The 
surrouding streets were widened, and it was intended to remove anil 
rebuild the Almshouses then standingon thesouth side of the 1 liurch< 
yard on Belmont. A site was offered by the Trustees ol M llington's 
Hospital, this was declined as being too far Horn the centre Of the 
parish. In 1S07 plans were selected and 1: was decided to erect 
the Ahnhouscs at the east end ot Kiln Lane, against the churchyard 
wall, but the adjoining owners of property probably appreciating 



the advantage of open spaces and wider streets, successfully 
objected to the proposals. Another site was fo ind on Colie-e 
Hill opposite to the entrance to the College, but this offer meetin- 
with similar opposition, the authorities finally abandoned their 
intention to build. The old almhouses remained on Belmont 
until the middle ot the last century. 

The accounts contain many references to expenditure on the 
bells, which have been already referred to. The extracts which 
follow are interesting — r s ^ 

1730. Henry liaker for wcrk done at the bells ... 5 18 u .l 

gave the men to drink at the repairing the belli p 1 o~ 
Mr. Phillip Tommas for timber to stock the bi<* 

bel1 . - ? o 14 o 

Thomas Jones for ironwork about the bells and 

chimes ... ... ... ttt -20 

for oyle for the bells and chimes and a bottel... o :; 1 .'. 

1726. for altering ye big clapper at Sutton Forge ... o S o* 

1751, P li Owner Milllngton for carriage of ye 'fennor 

from Gloucester £2 7 o tp his man 50... 21: 0 
to taking down ye old bells ... ... ' ... o - 4 

to carriage of ye old bell to ye Key 050 

to assistance with ye two bells in Frankwell ... 046 
to carriage of ye new bell to ye church ... o 5 o 

to carriage of ye stocks of ye bell ... ...006 

to carriage of a rope to gee up ye bell ... ...026 

to carriage of bell hammers from Gloucester ... o c 0 
to a hollier for carriage of ropes and tackle ... o o ?. 
p d for chipping ye beds ... ... ... ... 1 .j c 

p (i Mr. Rtidhall 26 o o 

1739. p (! John Davies sexton his salary for ringing 

8 o'clock and keeping ye chimes ... "... 2 o o 

1740. p tl carriage of ye fourth bell to Gloucester ... 036 
p il carriage of ) e bell from Gloucester ... ... o 6 o 

p d for ye great bell clapper ... ... ...120 

1752. p' 1 Johnson for repairing ye bell ... .. 4^0 
p tl for' a sett of bell ropes 70 lbs weight ... 215 o 

1 7 5 3 • P d VV T aTi . Corral for setting a tune on the chimes 1 1 o 

Payments were made for ringing on special occasions, 
1723. for ringing Q, Anne's accession ... ... o 5 0 

1725. for ringing on ye 6th February and ye 29th May 040 
1762. thanksgiving taking Martino .. ... ..020 

tinging for taking Bejiisle .. ... ... o 7 0 

After the fall of the church the bells were sold as " old metal " 
There are many items referring t<> the clock and "dial! " which 
was placed on the west wall of the tower, 
1775. paid on account of the new clock. 

\V ,n Cor field for timber 2 16 9 

Owen ICdward, carpenter work ... ... ... 200 

James Webster (amount not stated) 



775, Payments for the new Timepiece. 

Mr. Samuel Harley for the Timepiece ... ... 3 3 o 

John Tompson for case for do. ... ...440 

Mr. Payne for painting do. ... . . 5 6 6 

John Nelson for putting up do. ... ...063 

Thomas Phillips for work at do. ... o 3 10 

M!r. Edw d Morgan for locks &c. do, ... ... o 

0 - 

1784. Kecv d of Mr. Harley being the iron of the old 

clock as valued by Mr. Harper ... ... 1 11 6 

The clock was destroyed with the church. 

Many pages of the book contain details of the letting of the 
pews with the names of the occupants and their wives. Some- 
times the trade of the parishioner is stated ; very many of these 
trades are now extinct or otherwise described, such as : — Shear- 
min, waterman, apothecary, glover, hatter, corvisor, brazier, gold- 
smith, perfumer, weaver, skinner, perukemaker, and linen draper. 
These entries often give full particulars of the position of the 

Mrs. Judith Kynaston — "seat in ve broad lie near ve reading 

Mr. Robert Phillips— seat "in the middle v.z next to the 

Mr. Vincent Price — • seat next to ye overseers seat. : ' 

Mr. Edwa»d Farmer — "in ye north ile No. 2, next to ye 

christening seat." 
Mr. James Millington — "in the south back ile.'' 
Mr. Rich d Hoggins—'' in ye north ile next ye wail under ye 

stairs to ye new north gallery.'' 
Mr. Jacob Brown— "in ye north back ile near ye vestry door." 
Mr. Humphrey Davies — "in ye south ile under ye stairs 

leading up into ye gallary next ve organs." 
Edward Powys, Esq. — "next to ye Mayor's seat." 
Mr. Thomas Taylor— •' north side of ye middle ile. next ye 

Longnor seat." 
Mr. James Mason— " seat above ye pulpit." 
Jonathan Scott. Esq.— " next ye councillors seat.'' 
The sums paid for the occupation of the pews varied from a 
shilling to as much as £10, and it is possib'e from these figures 
to make a list of the more important parishioners who attended 
the church. 

St. Chad's Pen holders, 1 7 ~ 3 ■ 1 7 4 7 • 

1723 David Evans and wife Samuel Carter and wife 

Thos. Blavnev and wife Vincent Price an I Stl 

Humphrey Sandford and Roger Cleiton and w fa 

xv ife 17^4 Roger Evans and Sarj 1 

Jonathan Scott, Esq Anthony Hudson and 

Thos. Leekc and wife Christian 



John Spencer & Budget 
Francis Dias and Eliza- 
Samuel Cheeke 
Samuel Symcocks 

1725 Hugh Jones and Eliza- 

beth (Ironmonger). 
Mrs'.' Sarah Steen, widow 
Mrs. Mary Pugh 
Mrs. Annie Mason 
George Thomas & Mary 
John Gough & Johannah 
Thomas Sankey & Sarah 
Thomas" Brooke & Lydia 

— Colefax and Mary 

— Calcott and Mary 

1726 Maurice Lloyd & Martha • 
George Harper and Mary 
Joseph Evans & Eleanor 
Creswel Tayleur (vacated) 
Robert Loxam and 

William Landers and 

William Hoggins 
George Butterfield and 


Elias Evans and Eleanor 
Jonathan Nicholas and 

Tames Barber and Marry 

Richard Hoggins, Jun., 
and Anne 

Edward Gosnell, Esq. 

John Baylev and Ruth 

Thomas Hodges and 

Thomas White and 

Jacob Gibbons and Mar- 

Robert Myddelton, Esq., 

Mrs. Mary and Mrs, Anne 

M yd del ton 
Edward Payne, Surgeon 

and Martha 

William Leighton 

Joseph Mucklestonejun 

Andrew Bowdler 

William Dickin <Sc Ann 

Richard Ridley 

George Walker 

Thomas Harris' removed, 

Nathaniel Lewis (re- 

1727 John Ralphs and Martha 
John Griffith - Corvisor 

and Eliz. 
Roger Atcherly and Ann 
Richard Botevyle and 

Jacob Brown and Susan 
Thomas Burgess and 

Foster Phillips (removed) 
Kich d Harris and Elinor 
Edw d Cheshire Corvisor 

and Mary 
John Waring, Cutler 

1728 Rich' 1 Norgrave and Ann 
Rich a Gwyn 

1729 Thomas Harper and 

Henry Edwards, Esq. 

and Eleanor 
Mrs. Mary Gittins (dead) 
Malhew Traverse (dead) 
Robert Lathrop 
Samuel Gough 
Tho a More, Esq., and 

Simon Parry 
Robert Baskerville 
Robert Austin 
Wm Baldwin (removed) 
Thomas Blayney & Anne 
Thomas Havnes (dead) 
]ames Whitfield ami 

Tho" Hudson and Maty 

Rob' Edwards and J. me 



Jonathan Nicholas and 

William Cope and Ann 
Daniel Clemson and Mary 
John Allcocks and wife 
Samuel Carter and Eliz. 
John Parker (removed) 
John Fowke and Anne 
Joseph Evans (removed) 
Richard Shuker 
Rich d Mouton and 

Philip Jaundrel and Mary 
Mrs. Wingfield (died) 
Rich d Hoggins, Senr. 

Lewis liumphris and Jane 
John il ay lies and Mar- 
Westcote Littleton 
Rich d Broom and Eliza- 

John Bernard and Sarah 
Wm. Butcher (removed) 
Ed\v d Price and Mary 
Anthony Hudson 
Richard Dyke 
Rich d Wilson and Mary 
John Colefax (removed) 
Margaret Peate, widow 
John Davies and Eliza- 

• 1729 John Scott (removed) 

Robert Phillips and 

John Milward and 

1730 Abel Shepheard (died) 

Mrs. Mary Shepheard 

Charles Tayleur and 

Marl ha 
Wm, Bowdler (died) 
Thomas Pressland and 

Rob 1 Austin and wife 

Thomas Bowdler 
Thomas Cole, Esq. (died) 

Mrs. Jane Holland 
Wm. Jonson and Eliza- 

John Griffiths and Ann 
Charles Roberts 
Edw d Tipton and Ann 
Wm. Evans and Jane r 
Wm. Haynes and Mary 
Thomas Davies (died) 
Wm. Willcocks and 

Mathew Henley and Eliz. 
Mrs. Eliz. Bennett, alias 

Hanmer (died) 
Wm. Herrald and Martha 
Hugh Roberts and Ann. 
Wm. Best Fothergalland 
1731 April 18 th 

Upon consideration that 
John Hill, Esq., gave 
Fifty pounds to the 
poor of the parish pew 
allotted on the custom- 
ary conditions to his 
daughter Mrs.' Ann 

Dame Hester Edwards 10 
sit with her husband 
Sir Francis Edwards. 

1731 Wm. Stanier and Martha 
Robert Batrick and Mary 
Isaac Pritchard and Eliz, 
Mrs Lydia Draycott, 

John Travers and Eliza- 

Jeremiah Latewaid and 

Wm. Morgan and M A1 v 
Robt. 1 larper and Ann 
Joseph Norgtave and 

Edw d Tipton and Elisa- 

john Onyoti ami Kan nali 

1732 Martha Lloyd, widow <<l 

Maurice Lloyd. 1 napri 



Maurice Lloyd, Apothe- 
cary, and Susannah 
Thomas Wolleyand Mary 

Richard Wolley and Jane 
Rich' 1 Gwyn and Elinor 
Mrs. Mary and Mrs. 
Rachael with their 
Mrs. Elizabeth Leighton 
Mrs. Margaret Clark, in 
consideration of one 
guinea paid to John 
Cole, gent., in 1725 
Widow Hanmer (dead) 
Francis Bawdewin and 

Jacob Btown (removed) 
Walter Peak and Mary 
Hugh Roberts (removed) 
John Park 

Eliz. Rowdier with her 
husband, Thomas Row- 

Westcot Littleton (re- 

Thomas Freeman and 

Richard Scott 

Philadelphia. Rowets 
with her husband, 
Thomas Rowers 

Joseph Norgrave (re- 

Griffith Morgan and Mar 

Ann Lewis with her hus- 
band, Nathaniel Lewis 

Richard Johnson and 

Wtn. Evans and Jane 

1733 Wirt, and Martha Hayncs 
Mrs. Anne Bowen 
John and Mary James 

1734 Thos. Cooper and Eliza- 


Win. Bennett and Eliza- 

Thos. Moore, Junr. 

Thos. Jones, Junr. 

Anne " J eak with her hus- 
band, John Peak 
1735 Rowland Maddox and 

Foulk Holland and Jane 
Edw d Powis and Cat- 

John Mytton, Esq., and 

Mary Eliz. 
Samuel Mather and Eliz. 
Mrs. Abigail Congrave 
Captain Griffithsand Jane 
Wm, Dickin and Eliz. 
Sir Henry Edwards, 

Baroret, and Dame 

John Spicer and Eliz. 
Cap 1 Rich d Scott and 


Peter Blakeway and Do- 

Thos. Jones and Anne 
1735 Henry Baker and Anne 

Mrs. Margaret Owen (re- 

Mrs. Dorothy Owen 

John Meighen and Eliza- 

Humphrey Jaundrell 
Mrs. Mary button 
Dame Mary Chariton 
John Middleton, Esq., 

and Anne 
Georue Wallford and 


Ralph Wood (died) 
Roger Wood 

]ames Arnaud and Mar- 

Humphrey Lewis and 

Robert Thomas 

Francis Baldwin (re- 
moved ) 
Francis 1 oma\ and Joan 

Mary Hall 

Susannah and V\\? Bay- 



Thomas Wright 
George Walker 
Thomas Dun and Mary 

1736 Mrs. Abigail Brett 
Thomas Parry and Jane 
Samuel Manning 
Rich d Sparkes and Eliz. 
Wm Turner and Elinor 
Widow Owen of Whitley 

John Lacon 

Roger Farrington (re- 
Magdalen Jukes, Widow 
Rich' 1 Asterley and Joan 
Rich d Wollaston. Esq., 
and wife 

1737 Sam 1 Bright aDd Mary 
James Millington (re- 

Thr»s. Puleston and Mary 
Mrs. Mary Warrington 
Edward Bagshaw 
Wm. Mason and Jane 
Wm. Kirby and Elizabeth 
Wm. Turner and Eliza- 

R d Wilson and Hester 
Lady Hester Edwards 
John Oliver and Eleanor 
David Rowlands and 

Edw d Owen of Wood- 
house (removed) 

Mrs. Merial Owen and 
Mrs. Sarah Owen 
1739 Wm. and Ann Cooper 

Riclr 1 Colelax (removed) 

Thomas Wartar 

Mrs. Mary VVingfield 

Sarah Gorton, spinster, 
daughter of Robert 

John OakYy and Milli- 
cent (vacated) 

Thomas Cooper, Senr. 

Mr. Botewyfe, Apothe- 
cary, and Marg 1 

Edward Lewis and Mary 

Thomas Taylor and wife 
Samuel Spenlove and 
Marg 1 

Peter Blakewny and Do- 

Rich d Vaughan (vacated ) 
Thos. Tomkinson and 

Mrs. Mary Jones and 
her daughter, M.J. 

Widow Muckleston of 
Bicton (vacated) 

Joseph Muckieston and 
and Catherine 

Wido»v Wingficld 

Rich d Gilbert of Betton 

1740 Wm. Higgins and Mary 
Elizabeth Hancron 

1 74 1 Mrs. Emma Lloyd 
William Billingsley ar,d 

Marg 1 

Rich d bparkes and Eliz. 
Tho 8 Addenbrooke and 

Rich d Murrell and wife 

Mrs. — Jukes 

Mrs. Betteson 

Thos. Prosser and Mar- 
tha, wife 

Humphrey Sand ford, 

George Thomas and — 

Mrs. A'icia Maddox with 
her husband, Mr Row- 
land Maddox 

1742 John Lay con (vacate 
Mr<=. Hannah and Mrs. 

Anne Laycon 
Adam 1 >ike an.l Anne 
Mrs. Cath. and Mrs. 

Anne Turner 
Riclr 1 Wood and El 
Martha Waring with her 

husband, John Waring 
Kiel.' 1 P'nche* and Ulii . 

John 1 lnir\ a' d M.uv 
Thomas SeWGOOtU Mid 



XI 11 


Rob 1 Hill and Sarah 
James Cross and Anne 
John Hall and Mary 
Wm. Billingsley and 

John Whitfield and 

Rich d Da vies, Esq., and 


Thos. Wright and Abigail 

Miss Meriol and Miss 
Snrah Owen, so long 
as they pay to church 
and poor for a stable 
on Clarimond Hill 

John Scott and Eliz. 

Ellas Evans and Mar- 

Bartholomew Jones 
Isaac Clapton, Esq., and 

Thos. Gardner and Joyce 
John Eeake and Elbth 
John Asterley 
Charles Burley and Mary 
Mrs. Margaret Howcroft 
Robert Lathrop 
Thos. Spendlove and 


Wm. Grosvenor ard Con- 

Mrs. Mary Cross and her 

Mrs. Mary Calkin 

Mrs. Jane Cole 

Mary Row 

Wm. Tayleur, Esq., and 

Franc's Lomax and 

1 745 




Sam 1 Dowries 

William Leech 
Peter Edwards and And 
Francis Hinks ann 

Rich d Llewelling and 


Peter Davis and Diana 
Abmham Mdghen and 

Robert Cross and Mary 
John Robins and Mary 
Kich d Baxter and Rachel 
Tho s Gardner, Junr., and 

Airs. Fownes of Onslow 

Edmund Littlehales 
Miss Catherine Leeke 
Mrs. Rebekah Cleaton 
James Jones and Frances 
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones 

with her husband 

Humphrey Sand ford 
James Mason and Mary 
Edw d Ealey and Mary 
George Baldwin and 

John Lyke and Alice 
'1 ho* Phillips and Jane 
Tho s Nicolas and Mary 
Jonatlian Scott and Mary 
Uenjamin Sockett and 

Marg 1 

Wm. Johnson and Eliz. 
Mrs. Anne BaskerviHe 
Edward Peakeand Mary 
William Sa nd ford 



Amongst other matters connected wit'n Wilderhope deall with by 
the Rev. \V. G. D. Fletcher in "The Sequestration Panel sol Thomas 
Smallnian of Wilderhope,'" and printed in the Transactions for 
1903, the fme plaster ceiling ccmps in for detailed notice, whilst 
two excellent photographb of the ceiling accompany in: papa 



One of the designs — repeated several times — bears a motto round 
the border, the deciphering of which has proved very difficult. An 
enlarged copy of this part of the ceiling was submitted to an expert 
in the Manuscript Department of the British Museum by Mr. J. H. 
Williams, Town Clerk of Ludlow, who recently showed me the 
correspondence. The conclusion arrived at was that the motto 
is in o/d^French, and runs as follows : — 

In old lettering V and U are identical. The meaning is Lawful 
right (literally Right that is due) is ill moved (i.e., disturbed or 
interfered with), " Deu " is the old form of the past participle of 
Devoir, and " Meu" is similarly the participle of Mouvoir. 1 have 
recently re-visited Wilderhope and carefully examined the ceiiii r :. 
and have no hesitation in saying that the letters are correctly 
given above. .The same plaster design and motto occur in the 
ceilings of Easthope Manor, the Abbot's House, Buildwas, and in 
a cottage near the latter. 



6 DECEMBER, 1652. 

(From Harleian MS. 1172, fo, 28.) 
To all and singular unto whome these presents shall come, 
Edward Bysshe Esquire Garter Principal) Kinge of Amu? of 
Englishmen sendeth greetinge. Whereas Mrs, Anne Eldred the 
Jelict of Sir Revett Eldred late of Great Saxham in the County 
of Suffolke Esq re, and one of the daughters of Mr, i 
Blaikway of Isombridge in the County of Salop 
desred me to assign unto her such Amies as she and her p >st< 
may lawfullie beare. Know yee there (oure that 1 have thought lit to 
assignc unto her the Amies hereunder menconed vizt : Gules on a 
chevron between three Leopards heads Argent as many Quatre- 
foyles of the first, as they are depicted in the margint. which Armes 
1 the said Edward Bysshe Garter Principall Kinge of Arm< 
Englishmen by authoritie granted unto me by the letters patents 
my said office made unto mee under the great Seale ol Englande 
Doe by these presents assign give ami grant unto the said Mrs, 
Anne Eldred and her posteritie lawfilllie begotten, to be by her 
and them borne with theire due differences accordinge to the lawes 
of Armes forever, In witness* whereol 1 have unto these present 
affixed the Seale of mine Office and subscribe my name. Dated 
at the office of Amies the sixth day ol December in the yean- oi 
our Lord one thousand si\ hundred fllftie tew. 

E, l>ysshe Gartei Principall 
Kinge of Amies of Englishmen, 

W. G. 1). FLETCHER, K.S.A. 





The inscriptions given below comprise the only definite records 
extant of interments made in the churchyard of St. Thomas, Great 
Hat? wood, from 1763 to 1S73, the parish registers having been 
destroyed by a fire at the Rectory on April 5th of the latter year.. 
Fortunately the late Mr. Joseph Humphreys of .Shrewsbury had 
made a copy (more or less complete) of the earlier portion from 
the beginning to 1763, which was printed by the Shropshire Parish 
Register Society in 1S99. All inscriptions previous to 1763 have 
been carefully compared with this, After the disastrous fire, a list 
of deaths which bad occurred in the parish since August 30th. 1837 
was placed in the new burial register, but by no means ail the 
persons therein mentioned were interred in Hannood churchyard. 

It therefore seems advisable that the monumental inscriptions 
should be recorded in print before they are rendered illegible by 
the ravages of time, as is already the case with several. I have not 
been able to find any tombstones that could have been erected 
before the rebuilding of the church in 1701. and do not think it 
probable that such exist. 

In this paper all memorial inscriptions in the Church are given 
in full, whereas from those of the Churchyard all unnecessary 
details (e.g. texts, verses, and unimportant remarks) have been 
omitted, abbreviations being used wherever possible. I have, 
however, made duplicate copies in full of all the legible inscriptions 
for the future use of the parish. 


St. Thomas' Church, Great Hanwood; Shropshire. 
Memorial Tablets on South Wall. 

1. — -In Loving Memory of John Breese, B.A. (Queen's College, 
Cambridge.) For 34 years Rector of this Parish, who entered into 
rest Nov.' 21st, 1SS6, in the 84th year of his age. 

2, — In Remembrance of Anna Maria, widow of Rev. Charles 
Gregory Wade, Rector of this Parish ; she died January 23rd, 1870, 
aged 79. 

Also of their son Charles Gregory, who died September 13th, 
18S2, aged 57. 

Also of their son Win. Burton Wade, M.I.C.E. Born at Han 
wood, October 23, 1832. Died near Sydney, N.S.W., July 1:, lSS6. 

3< _ Waiting for the Glorious Voice which shall awake the Dead 
Near this place lie interred the remains of the Rev. Edward Harries 
of Arscott in this County, who died Febry. ist, 181 1, a 51 d 59, 

He was revered by all who knew him tor his cau ( \ou\\ libera ity 
and benevolence, for the soundness ot his understanding, the 
integrity of his heart and his genuine and rational piety. 



Also the remains of his beloved wife Lucia, daughter of Francis 
Turner Blithe. Esq., of Broseley Hali in this County, who died 
May 13th, 17S1. aged 34. 

Also of Lucia their eldest Daughter, who died January 14th. 
1S00, aged 22. 

Also of Mary their youngest Daughter, who died Oct. 25th, 
1S06, aged 27. 

4. — Arms : — Barry of 8 erra. and az.. over all 3 annulets 2 and 1 
or (Harries^. On an escutcheon of pretence vert, 3 eagles, 2 and 
1, endorsed arg., collared or ^Smitkemax). 

Sacred to the memory of Barbara Mary Ann Harries the beloved 
wife of Thomas Harries. Esquire of Cruckton Hail. She died 
February Sth, 1S33. aged 59 years. 

5. — Sacred to the memory of Thomas Harries. Esquire, of 
Cruckton Hall, who died September 27th, 184S, aged 74 years. 

6. — Arms : — Quarterly. 1 and 4, Barry of S erm. and az.. over ail 
3 annulets 2 and 1 or. 2 and 3, arg., on a fess sable 3 escallops or. 

Crest : A Falcon proper, belled or, preying on a heron arg. 

Sacred to the memory of Francis Harries, Esq ol Cruckton Hall; 
who died February 19:';;. 1875. a S e d 7 1 years. 

Also of Harriet his wife, wno died November 25th, 1S6S, aged 
63 years. 

Also of Thomas Harries, Esq. of Cruckton Hail ; late Lieut. 
Colonel 63rd Rept., Knight of the Legion of Honour ; born February 
1 Sth, 1 S 1 5, and died in this Church on Sunday, October 12th, 
1879. * ' 

Their remains lie interred in Cruckton Churchyaid. 

"The Memory of the Just is Blessed ." 

7. — Sacred to the memory of Jacob Yallowley, Esquire, of 
Woodlands House in the County of Surey, ob. 31st July, 1799. 
set. 59. Interred in Streatham Churchyard. 

Also of Mrs. Sarah Yallowley, widow of the above, ob. 2nd 
October, 1830, xt. 67. 

Also to the revered memory of Miss Mary Yallowley, only child 
of the above. Oi>. 20th March, 1S59. xt. 6S. The two last named 
are interred in this Churchyard, 

8. — Sacred to the memory of Benjamin Bromley, Gent , late of 
Hanwood, who departed this life October 31st. 1836, aged 71 

Also Elizabeth Bromley, sister to the above, died December 
15th, 1S36, aged 66 years. 

Likewise Kezia Bromley died April 24th. 1S30. aged 66 years. 

Also to the memory of Mary Bromley, who died February 7th. 
1853, aged 03 years. • , , 

9. — In Loving Remembrance of John Lloyd, of this parish, died 
Oct. 11, 1856, aged 4 4- 

Priscilla, widow of lhe above di d Aug. 25, l8Sl, aged 74- 
John Joseph, son of John and Priscilla Lloyd, died Oct I, 1S4:. 
aged 5 months. 



Mary Priscilla, daughter of John and Priscilla Lloyd, died March 
25; 1844. 

This tablet is erected by an attached survivor I o the memory of 
ths most faithful friends 

On the North Wall. 

10. — In memory of Mary, daughter of Richard and Martha 
Qowen, who departed this life Dec, 31st, 1782, aged 14 years. 

Martha Go wen departed this life Jan. 1 6th, 1785, aged 52 years. 
Richard Gowen departed this life May 3rd, 1708, aged 79 years. 

11. — Sacred to the memory of Mary Waiter wife of John Warter, 
gentleman, of Cruck Meole, who died February 21st, 1S0S. 

Also to the memory of John Warter, Gentleman, who died 
August 27th, 1 S 2 1. 

1 2. — Arms : Warter impaling Harries, 

Sacred to the memory of Charlotte Gertrude Warter the beloved 
wife of the Reverend Edward Warter of Hanwood Rectory. She 
died on the 28th August. 1854, aged 43. 

13. — Sacred to the memory of Henry Degory Warter, Esquire. 
Born March 31st, 1771, died April 5th, 1853, aged 82 years. 

Also to the memory of Emma Sarah Moore Warter, Relict of 
the above, born 30th May, 1783. Died 3rd June, 1863, aged So. 
A devoted wife and mother. 

14. — In memory of Henry de Grey Warter, Esquire, of Longden 
Manor; J. P. and D.L. for this County, Son of Henry Degory 
Warter, Esquire, of Cruck Meole; Barn Jan. 26th, 1807. Died 
Dec, 5th, 1884, 

15. — In loving memory of Mary Eliza Tatham Warter of Eon, 
Manor in this County, daughter of Henry de Grey Waiter and 
widow of Meaburn Smith Tatham. She died at Lemoenfontein, 
South Africa, Nov. 27, 1897. Also of their children Meaburn 
Edith and Yolande Tatham, 

16. — In memory of William Owen Niccolls, Esquire, of Hanwooa, 
born October 20th, 1792, died August 7th, 1864 

Also of Eliza relict of the above, born April ioth, 1796, di 
April 12th, 1869. 

Windows in the Church. 
North Side of ChanceL. 

17. — Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4, or. 2 bars az., in chief a lion pa 

of 2nd (Wade) ; 2 and 3, on a bend or 2 roses slipped proper, 
within a border engrailed or ; impaling, per pale az. and pur. .1 cross 
engrailed or between 4 roses arg. barbed and seeded ppr. (Burti n 

In memory of Charles Gregory Wade for xxiv years Recti t < 
Hanwood died IV April MDCCCXXXV. 

South Side of ChanCEL. 

iS.-Sable,on a chevron engrailed between 3 chtSS rpokSa^.M 
many cross crosslcts fit clu e pj the isl. 



Sacred to the memory of Henry Degory Warter, Esq., who died 
April 5th, 1853, and Emma S M. Warter his wife, who died June 
3rd, 1 86 3 Also of Charlotte Gertrude Warter. their daughter-in- 
law, who died August 28th, 1854. 

South Wall. 

19. — (Inscribed round 5 medallions of scenes from the life -of 
Christ.) In memory of William Wood, Esq., Marsh Hall, who 
died Dec 22nd, 18 i^, aped 68 

Also of Esther Wood his wife, who died Sept. 21st, 1804. 
Also of Anne Wood his sister, who died March 15th, 1S10. 
Also of John Clavering Wood, Esq., his son. who died June 24th, 
1835, aged 57.. 

Also of William Warter his grandson, who died June 27th. 1S19, 
aged 1 year. 

20. — Arms : Barry of 6 az. and erm., on a pile between 3 annulets 
or a lion rampant regardant sable. 

Crest : Out of a mural coronet a lion passant regardant or, the 
dexter arm resting on a shie-ld, barry of 6, az. and erm., over all an 
annulet or. 

Motto : Perge sed caute. 

(Inscribed below figures of Hope and Faith in 2 lights). 
In loving memory of Major Genl. Charles Vanbrugh Jenkins of 
Cruckton Hail, who served with the late 1st Bengal Light Cavalry 
and afterwards commanded the 19th Hussars, Born March 4th, 
1822. Died Dec. 10th, 1S92. And of Annette Louisa Rcbertina 
his wife. Born July 20th, 1825. Died Feb. is:, 1SS7. 

This window is erected by their children. 

2L — (Inscribed below St. Luke and St John the Evangelist in 
two lights): — In Loving Memory of William Owen Xiccoils, Esq. 
of Hanwood. who died Aug. 7, 1S64. This window is erected by 
hi? daughters April 1870. 

22. — The inscription on the organ runs: — In Memoriam Johannes 
et Marian Witts D.D. Emma et Edwardus Waiter, 1858. 

Index to Persons mentioned in Inscriptions in- 
Great Hanwood Church. 

[The number refers to the number prefixed to the several tablets. ] 

Blithe, Francis Turner 
Breese, Rev. John 
Bromley, Benjamin" 

, Ke/ia 


Gowen, Martha | 
Mary \ 
Richard J 

3 Harries, Barbara M. A. 4 

1 Rev. EgwakI 3 

Francis t> 

g „ Harriet 6 

it Lucia 3 


„ iHios. 4. 5. 6 

10 Jenkins. M.ij. G< \\ Chas. 

Vanbrugh 20 


Jenkins, Annette L. R. 20 VVarter, Rev. Edward 12. 22 

Emma S. M. 13, 18, 22 

: , Hy. Dcgory 13, 14, iS 

„ De Grey 14, 1 5 
„ John 

1 1 
1 1 
l S 


Lloyd, John 

John Joseph 
Mary Priscilla 
,, Priscilla 

Niccolls, Eliza 16 „ Mary 

Wm. Owen 6,21 „ E. Tatham 

Smitheman (Jenkins) Bar- u Wm. 

bara M.A. 4 Witts, John 

Tatham, Edith 15 tJ Mary 

„ Meaburn 15 Wood, Anne 

Meaburn Smith 15 Esther 

,, Yolande 15 „ John Clavering 

Wade, Anna Maria 2 Win. 

,, Chas: Gregory 2 Yallowley, Jacob ^ 

n Rev. Chas. Gregory 2, 17 Mary - 7 

„ Wm. Burton 2 „ Sarah J 
Warter, Charlotte G. 12, 18 

Inscriptions in Hanwood Churchyard. 
The following abbreviations are used ; — 

b. — born. inf. — infant, or' 'died in infancy" 

bro.— brother. par. — parish. 

d. — died, "departed this life," s.— son. 
etc. sis. — sister, 

dau. — daughter. w. — wife, 

hus. — husband. wid. — widow. 

1. — Illegible. . 

2. — John, eldest s. of Rich, and Decima Cross, d. Nov. 2nd, 
1835, aged 15. 

Joseph Prince Cross, bro. of the above, d. Nov. 12th, 1S64 
aged 37 years. 

Decima Jane Cross, child of Joseph Prince and Deborah Cross, 
d. June 26th, 1865 aged 7 years. 

Decima Cross, 2nd dau. of Rich, and Decima Cross, late of 
Hanwood. B. March 14th, 1S19 D, Mar 2nd, 1S05. 

Richard (father of John Cross) d. Jan. 19th, 1S49, aged 64. 

Decima his w. d. at Cressage, June iSth. [856. 

Deborah Cross, w. of Joseph Prince Cross, d. Feb. 13th, 1S90. 

3--R. C. 

4.— Charles Lloyd Jones, Hanwood House. B, Mar. 20th, iS:S. 
D. Mar. [8th, 190 r. 

Benjamin Bromley, Gent., late of Hanwood, d. Oct, 31st, 183 - 
aged 7 i years. 

Elizabeth Bromley, sis. of the above, d. Dec. 1 5th. 1836, P : . 
CO years. 

Kezia Bromley, Sis. of Berij. Bromley, late of FfoftWOOd, d, An. 
24th, 1859. 


Mary Bromley, d. Feb. 7th, 1853, agad 93 years 

5. — Elizabeth, w. of John Maxon, d. nth Aug., 1838, aged 63 

John Maxon d. Nov. 14th, 1S47, aged 78 years. 
John, s. of John and Eliz. Maxon, d. Dec. 13th, 1S67, a g eci 
66 years. 

Louisa, d.- of John and Elizabeth Maxon, d. Mar. 16th, 1875,' 
aged 62 years. 

6. — Eliza, w. of William Owen Niccolls, Esq. B. Ap. 10th, 1796, 
D. Ap. 12th, 1869. 

William Owen Niccolls of Hanwood. B. Oct. 20th, 1792. D. 
Aug. 7th, 1864. 

Robert, s. of William Owen Niccolls. B. Ap. 10th, 1826. U 
Aug. 31st, 1S67. 

7. — Uriah Bidmead, Rector of this Parish, d. the 9th of Feb., 
1849, a ged 89 years. 

8. — Anna Maria Wade, d. May 25th, 1831, aged 7 years. 

The Reverend Charles Gregory Wade, M.A., Rector of this 
Parish, d. Ap. 4th, 1835, a 3 e d 50 years. 

Maiy Wade, d. Ap. 26th, 1844, aged 17 years. 

Anna Maria Wade, wid. of Rev. C. G. Wade, d. Jan. 23rd, 1870, 
aged 79 years. 

Susannah Elizabeth Wade, eldest dau. of the above, b. July 22nd, 
1822, d. Feb 22nd, 1888. 

9. — 4 Children of John and Anne Whitehurst, Shrewsbury. ' 
Joseph d. 1 8th June, 1791, inf. 

Thomas d. 12th Aug., 1792, aged 2 years and 6 months. 

Frances Ann, d. 21st May, 1793, inf. 

John d. 13th Oct., 1793, aged 5 years and 7 months. 

William, s of the above, d. Nov. 17th, 1797, inf. 

John Whitehurst, Esq., father of the said children, d. Feb. 8th, 
1815, in the 69th year of his age. 

Ann Whitehurst, wife of the above, d. Alar. 13th, 1826, aged 
70 years. 

Jane, grandau. of the above, d. N ; ov. 17th, 1826, aged 6 months. 
Anne, wife of John Whitehurst, Esq., d Nov. 1st, 182S, aged 
28 years. 

Frances Anne, their eldest dau., d. June 22nd, 183*1, aged 13. 

10. — Minnie, 1 only child of Frederic and Jennie Welch, d. Pec. 
11th, 1899, aged 11 years. 

11. — John Whitehurst, Esq , J. P., of Shrewsbury, d. Dec, 7th, 
1862, aged 66 years. 

• 12. — Mary Smith, d. Nov. 28th, 1810, aged 77 years, 
Ann Paddock, her sis., d. April 1 8th, 1811, aged 73 K 
Jane Oakley their sis., d. Mar. 50th, 1812, aged 76 years. 
1 3.— Hannah, eldest dau. of William and Mary Cro*s, of the 

Holly Bank, d. Nov, 15th, 1822, aged 1 year and 7 months, 

1 Ellen Francos Gertrude. 



Martha, their second dau , d. 29th Ap., i842,ag^d 20 years. 

Eliza, their fourth dau., d. Ap. ist, 1844, aged 16 years. 

William Cross, father of the before mentioned children, d. Sept. 
27th, 1S44, aged 55 years. 

Mary Cross, relict of the above William Crois, d. May 7th, 187S, 
aged So years. 

Thomas Lester, their youngest s., d. Aug. 26th, 191 2, aged 71. 
William Gowen Cross, d Mar. 19th, iSSr, aged 61 years. 
John Cross, d. Nov. 14th, iSSS, aged 64 years. 

Sons of William and Mary Cross. 
James Cross d. Jan. 4 th, 189S, aged 72 years. 
Mary Ann Harris, d. Jan. 10th, 189S, aged 70 years. 

S. and dau of William and Mary Cross. 

14. — Mary, wid. of Thomas Jackson of Little Hanwood, d. 3rd 
No\v, 185 1, aged 75 years. 

Eliza, d. of the above and wid. of the late Capt. J. W. Hullin, d. 
Dec. 6th, 1S61, aged 4S years. 

15. — Richard Cross late of Hanwood, d. Nov. 28th, 18 19, aged 
68 years. ~~ 

Ann his w., d. Jan. 1 6th, 1S31, aged S2 years. 

Ann, their only child, d. Ap. 27th, 1842, aged 52 years. 

16. — Joseph Cross, d. Jan. 3rd. 1S53. a » ec * 57 y enrs - 

Hannah Cross, d. of the above Joseph Cross, d. Nov. 25th, 1SS1. 
Joseph, s. of Joseph and Letit-ia Cross, d. May 31st, 1849. a o cci 
14 years. 

17 — Edward Farmer of Woodcote, d. Dec. . . J 7 7 5 (?) aged . . 
.... son John Farmer. 

18. —William Gowen of Plealey Villa in this County, d. 14th 
Aug., 18 1 8, aged 57 years. 

Sarah Freme formaly (sic) the w. of William Gowen of Plealey 

.Villa in the p. of Pontesbury, Gent., she d [?], aged 

57 years. 

19. — H. D. Waiter, d. 5th Dec, 1SS4. 

20. - Joseph Warter, Esq, ot Sibberscott ; in this County. Ht 
died regretted by all who knew him for the generous and extensive 
benevolence he manifested to the want and infirmities of his fellow 
creatures near and distant, whom his skill and kindnes* eifectuaily 
iestored and relieved. 

Ann Elizabeth Warter (youngest dau. of the late Joseph Waiter, 
Esq., of Sibberscott), d. Aug. 3'ist, 1853, aged 70 years. 

Mary Thornes, relict of Hie late Wiiiam Thomes ot Wheat hall, 
Esq , and eldest dau. of the late Joseph Waiter, M.D., of Sibber- 
scott, d. Dec. 29th, 1847, aged 7S years. 

20a.— Alfred Graves, of Ivy Hons.-, d. Dec. 19th, 1900, aged 
6 $ years. ■ _ 

'Alfred Edgar (Jackie), s. of Alfred and Ahce Edith Gr»«et, C 
April 13th, 1909, aged 4 years. ^ . 

21. — Henry Waiter, Esq , late of Cria kmeole, d. Jan. 20th, ibio, 
aged 81 years. 



22. — Thomas Richard, child of Richard and Emily Hughes of 
Shrewsbury, d. 30th Aug., 1876, aged r year and 9 months. 

Emma Corfield, the wife of Richard Corfield of Hanwood, d. 
8th March, 1 S 7 7 , aged 67 years. 

The said Richard Corfield d. the 29th day of March, 1877, aged 
65 years. 

23. — On' what was once the side of an altar tomb is the following 
inscription : — 

Mary, wid. of the late Rev. Edward Hughes, B.A., Rector of 
Norbury, in the County of Stafford. 

She led a life of simplicity and godly sincerity, and an (sic) the 
1 6th of July, 1S05, at an advanced age willingly resigned her soul 
into the hands of him who gave it, humbly confident in his mercy 
and with hopes full of immortality. 

[For many years there lay on this stone what oro\es to have been 
the top of the altar tomb of which it formed a side, before the 
structure collapsed and the other parts were lost. The upper 
stone was partially broken by a horse in the year 1900, and I had 
for some time searched in vain for an inscription on this before it 
occurred to me to look underneath the broken pieces. On raising 
one I discovered under it part of an inscribed slab ; my father and 
I removed the rest and found, on searching it, the above inscrip- 
tion, as clear as on the day when it was carved.] 

24. — Richard Evans d. Dec. 15th, ICS46, aged Si years. 
Mary Evans his wife, d. Jan. 12th, 1S4S, aged 84 years. 

25. — Louisa, youngest dau of John and Hannah Jones, d. Feb. 
8th, 1 866, aged 2 years. 

Amelia Elizabeth, eldest dau. of the above, d. April 24th, 1S67. 
aged 7 years. 

26. — Priscilla E. Brade, b. Aug. 24th, i860, d. June 10th, [898. 

27. — Rebecca Mansell, of Edgebold, d. Mar. 26th, 1000, a 
7 1 years. 

John Mansell, hus, of the above, d. April 21st, 190.1, aged S3 

28. — Capt. John Witts, R.M., of Cruckmeole, d. July 9, 1857, 
aged 79. 

Maria Helena Witts, w. of Capt. John Witts, d. Dec. 11, 1856, 
aged 76. 

29. — Esther, wife of William Wood, Esq., obiit Sept. 17th, 1804. 
William Wood, obiit Dec. 17th, 1813, aged 68. 

William Waiter, grandson of the abt vc, d. June 27th, 1S10, aged 

1 year. . 

John Clavering Wood. Esq., of the Marsh Hall in this County, 
d. 19th June, 1835, aged 56. 

29a.— Mary Anne, wid of George Baskerville Watton, and 
youngest dau. of the late John Whitrhmst, Mount House, Shre« • 
bury, d. May 1st, 190S, in her 8 1st year, 

30. — lohn Jones, late ot the Oak, d. Dec. 30th, [830, aged 69 


Richard Jones, bro. to the above, d. July 20th, 1843, aged 79 

31. — Eleanor, w. of Samuel Suker 1 of Onslow, d. April the nth, 
1766 (?) aged 5 6(?). 

32. — Ann Cross, w. of Joseph Cross, Maltster, of Frankwell, 
Salop d. Oct. 23rd, 17S5, aged 63. 

Joseph Cross, d. Sept. 27th, 1794, aged 73 years. 

33 — Thomas VVolley of \\ oodhall, d. 17th June, 1725, in the 
S2nd year of his age. 

Elizabeth his w„ d. 12th July, 1682. 

34 — Richard Priced. Mar. 22nd, 1717-18. 
Thomas Pierce, d. Sept. 28th (?), 1729, aged 87 ?;. 2 


35. — Ann, wife of Humphrey Jones, d. July the 15th, 17:5. 
aged 75. 

Humphrey Jones, d. Sept. 6th, 1727, aged 80. 3 

36. — William Banes, d. ye 25th (?) day of Feb., 1763, aged 76 

Margaret his wife, d. July the 10th. 1772 (?). aged 82. 

37. — William Urwick, d. Feb. ye , 1796 (?), ag:d 41. 
Eleanor Urwick, d. June ye aged 28. 

38. — John Parr of Rossal!, d. 10th Aug., 1734, aged 4S. 

39 —Thomas Cooper 

Name of 2nd person illegible, d. Sept. 29th 

40 — Illegible. 

4 f — Sarah Manley, d. 28th May, 1802, aged 65 •?) years. 
Hannah Manley, d of the anove. d April Sth, 1S11, aged 49 

42. — Elizabeth Griffiths, formerly of the Gelli, Montgomeryshire, 
d. Dec. Sth, 187 1, aged 76. 

43. - Sarah Howel, d. Oct. 1, 1883, aged 7r. 
Maria Burgoyne, d. Nov. 24, 1892, aged 78. 

44. — E D. 1SS2. Elizabeth Daviss* vide 45. 

45 . —Edward Davies, late of Hanwood. d. Feb. 19th, 181 1, aged 
57 years. 

Letitia his w., d. Oct. 8th, 1846, aged 7S years. 

Richard Praynolds Davies, grandson of the above, d. Ap. 17th, 
1 85 1, aged 25 years. 

Edward Davies, of Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, s. of Edward and 
Eettitia Davies, d. 16th July, 1854, aged 56. 

Mary Maria Marshall, dan. of the above, d. Aug. nth, 1869, 
aged 69 years. 

1 This should be "S/iufor" See no. 57. 

- In the old Registers (unfortunately burnt in 1S7;,) the following cntius 
appear to have been made : — 

1718, April 5th. Richard Pe nce, of Rossal, in the parish of St. Chad. Initio!. 
I7?Q. Oct. oth. Thomas lYarre, of l<OI8ali, in the parish of St. Chad, buried. 
John probably erected the ftlpne. 
3 Recorded in Register as 70. 


Elizabeth, wife of the late Mr. Edward Davies, late of Belle Yue, 
Shrewsbury, d. Ap. 27th. 1882, in her 83rd year. 

46 — Frances Wildig, d. Jan. 31st, 1873, aged 22 years. 

47- — William Davies, d. Sept. 6th, 1843, aged 49 years. 
Elizabeth, relict of the above, d. Dec. &Lh, 1864, aged 69 years 
Two sons of Win. and Eliz. Davies. 

Henry, d. Ap. 24th, 1S36, aged 13 months. 
William, d. Dec. 4th, 1850, aged 21 years. 

48. — Jane wife of Thomas Evans, d. May 20th, 1S46, aged 67 

John, s. of the above, d. inf. 

The above named Thomas Evans, d Mar. 2nd, 1S54. aged 90 years 
• 49. — Mary, w. of John Wooding, Horton Lodge, Cruckton, d. 
d. Feb. 8th. 1901. aged 53 years. 

5c. — William Powell, d. Feb 4th, 1906, aged 64 years. 

50a. — David Davies, of the Farm, Hanwood, d. June 29th, 1906, 
aged 72 years 

50b. — John Breeze, d. Dec. 21, 1896 'aged 5S years. 

Martha, w. of the above, d. Dec. 24. 1907, acred 66 years. 

50c. — Mary Dyas, d. Feb. 27th. 1910, aged S6 years. 

51. — Mary, w. of Thomas Savage, of Whitley and Moat Flail, 
d. Mar. 30th, 1SG2, in her 63rd year. 

John, s. of Thomas and Mary Savage (of Moat Hall), d. Ap. 14th, 
1 868, aged 32 years. 

Thomas Savage, of Whitley and Moat Hall. d. Jan. 29th, 1S63. 
aged 79 years. 

Richard Henry Savage, of Moat Hall, d. Oct. 23rd, :S66, aged 
24 years, 

George Fred Savage, their s., d. June 22nd, 1864, aged 17 years. 
Herbert Rocke Savage, their s.,d. May 20th, 1S65. aged 25 years. 

52. — Edward, s. of Thomas and Mary Savage, of W hitley, d. 
Ap. 2nd, 1 85 r , aged 24 years. 

53. — William Savage, of Wood Hall, d. Jan. 3rd, 1S9S, aged 
66 years. 

Jane, wife of the late William Savage, of Wood Hall, d. Aug, 
3rd, 190-1, aged 65 years. 

54. — Toseph. s. of Samuel Urwick and Sarah his wife, d. Oct. 
20, 1 754- 

55. — Elizabeth Cross, w. of Richard Cross, of Hanwood, d. Nov. 
19th, 1840, aged 57 yeais. 

The above Richard Cross d. Feb. 25111, 1841, aged 55 years. 

56. — Mary, dau. of John and Sarah Howell, d. Feb. 26, 1S07, 
aged 16 years. 

Catharine Howell d Jan. 24th, 1814, aged 17, 

Richard Howell, d. Nov. 22nd, 1810. aged 25. 

John Howell father of the aforesaid, d, May 16th, iHtt, aged 6t, 

Sarah, relict of the above, d, March 4th, 1833, aged 72 

57. — Mr. Samuel Shuker, late of Onslow, d. 9th Nov., i-S,. 
aged 6S. 



58. -M. 7,. T. T8S2. 

(Martha Louisa Tipton, of Hanwood, bur. Feb. 18th, 1SS2. 
aged 7 weeks.) 

59. — Margreat (sic), dau. of William and Margaret Phillips, d. 
February 13, 1749, aged 13 years. 

60. -— Edward, s. of Humphrey and Elizabeth Jones, of YVhelbach, 
d. Oct, ye 16, 1748, Aged 25. 

61. — Sarah, \v. of Richard Hill, of Shrewsbury, and dau. of John 
and Eljzth, Axson, d. Oct. 12th, 1796, aged 24 years. 

Richard Hill, of Shrewsbury, d. June 20th, 1799, aged 27 years. 

62. — Edwin, s. of George and Anne Edwards, of Hanwood, b. 
Feb. 27th, 1S63. d. Nov. 29th, 1877. 

George Edwards, d. Nov. 5th, 1899, aged 76 years. 
George Tipton, d. May 14th, 1888, aged 34 years. 

63. — James Cross, d. July 19th, 1S41, aged S5 years. 

Mary, w. of the above James Cross, d. Dec. 1 8th, 1843, aged 
87 years 

64. -- Isaac Jandrell, late of little Hanwood, d. March 16th, 1814, 
aged 63 years. 

He was a loving Husband dear, 
A Friend and Father most sincere, 
Which makes me pay him this respect, 
Which to his Memory 1 erect. 

65. — Thos. Jandrell and Rebckah his wife, late of Little Han- 
wood. He dyed 5th Sept. 1725, aged 63. She 22nd of May, 172;. 
aged 58. 1 

Isaac thier (sic) son, d. 12th Ap. 1 74 t , aged 37. 

66. — Joseph Cross, d. Aug. 15th, 1802, aged 53 years 
Joseph his son, d. Nov. 13, 1790, aged 4 years. 

67. — Lydia VVilbe, d. Ap. 14th, 1854, aged 73. 
Henry Pays Wilbe, d. Sept. 1st 1855. aged 81. 

68. — Francis Axson, d. May 24th, 1824 aged 70 years. 

60.— Mary. w. of John Axson, d. Mar. 8th, 181 1, aged 39 years. 
Four children d. inf. 

John Axson, d. Jan. 8th, 1836, aged 85 years 
70— Sarah, dau. of Samuel' and Sarah Maddox, d. Dec. 17th, 
1830, aged 1 4 years, 

Samuel Maddox, d July roth, 1823, a S C(1 44 

71. — Samuel Crane, d, April 6th, 1901, aged 77 yeais. 

72. — John, s. of John and Hannah Cross, d. Sept. 5th. 1 79 6 - 
aged 13 years and 4 months. 

' Sarali/their dau., d Oct. 4thj 1796. aged 3 years. 
Catherine, inf. dau. of [ohn and Hannah Cro^. 
John Cross, father of the aforesaid, d. leb. i^Wlj LB \ h *g«d 
64 vears. . 
Mary Ann Williamson, of Shrewsbury, d. Pee. 8th. l8S7,aged 76. 

1 Recorded in Registers as 57. 



Hannah, relict of the aforesaid John Cross, d. Oct. 2nd, 1824, 
in the 65th year of her age, 

73- — Catharine, the w. of Francis France, d. Mar. 29th, 1790, 
aged 33. 

The above Francis France, d. 29th June, 180S. acred 41. 
/ \. — Herbert Haynes, d. June 4th, 1783. aged 40. 

75. — Sarah Humphreys, \v. of Richard Mumhpreys, of Han- 
wood, jd. May the 1st, 1795, aged 40. A Loving Wife 'and 
tender Mother of Eleven Children. 

Mary, the second wife of Richard Humphreys, d. June tin* 
23rd, 1823, aged 67 years. 

Richard Humphreys, d. April 23rd, 1838, aged 78 years. 

76. — Thomas Jones, of Cruckton Cottage, Hanwood, d. May 
20th, 1885,. aged 73 years. For many years Clerk of this 

Jane Jones, w. of the above, d. January 22nd- 1888, aged 71 
years. Erected by G.S, 

77. — Elizabeth, w. of Richard Wigley > Cruckmeole, d. April 
7th, 1892, aged 72 years. 

Richard Wigley, d. September 18th, 1897, aged 79 years. 

78. — Iieber, youngest s. of John and Mary Jones, of Han- 
Wood, d. November 9th, 1890? aged 14 years. 

79. — Robert Phillips, Gent., d. October 26th, 7810, aged 62 
years. A Truly Honest Man. 

80. — Thomas, eldest s. of Thomas and Mary Jones, Farmer, 
Trehelig, Montgomeryshire, d. 18th January, 1857, in the 29th 
year of his age. 

81. — Sarah Hodges, of - - - - d. - - - the 17 , 
18 , aged 23 (?) years. 

82. — Richard Hodges, late of Hanwood, d. November 17th, 
1820, aged 44 years. 

83. — William Hodges, late of Cruckton, d. February 3rd, 
1817, aged 51 years. 

84. — Elizabeth, w. of Edward Jones of Orion's Fane. d. May 
ye 29th, 1769, aged 38. 

Abigal, 2nd w. of Edward Jones, d. Dec. 31st, 1780, aged 70. 
Edward Jones, d. September 9th, 17c)!, aged 84. 

85. — Jane, w. of John Carteright, of Polmer, d. Pec. yt 
iSth, 1765, aged 58. 

86. — John Cartwright, of Polmore, d. ye 3rd Oct., 1773. 
aged 67. 

87. — Jane Wright, d. Jun [**«] 23. 173}. 

88. — Ann, w. of Thomas Jones, d. June 13th. [86t, ;i-td 71 

'J nomas Jones, bus. of the above, d. Jan. 2-Jth, 1 866, .1-1 < 
79 years. 

89. — Richard Blakcway, of H.mwood, d. J. my. 2nd., 1856 
in his s;^tb Vear. 

William Blakcway, of Hanwood, d. beby., yHi, '883. in In: 



Mary Phillips, .sis of the above* d. Oct. 7th. 18S4, aged 70 

()o. — Mrs. Sarah Yallowley, wid. of the late Jacob Yallowley, 
Esq., of Woodlands House, Surry, d. 2nd Oct., 1830, in the 
07th year of her age. 

Miss Mary Yallowley, dau. of the above, d, March 20th, 1859, 
in the oSth year of her age. 

<)i. — William Phillips, d. June nth, 1798: aged 68 years. 

qj. — William, s. of Charles and Elizabeth Cross of Crock 
Meole, d. j st Oct., 1S05, inf. 

Elizabeth, dau. of the above, d. 27th May, 1807, aged 5 years. 

John Healing Cross, s. of Chas. and Eliz. Cross, d. April 9th, 
1 83 7 , aged 2 o y e a r s .' 

93. — Elizabeth, w. of Chas. Cross, of Cruck-Meole, d. Jan, 
10th, 1826, aged 51 vears. 

Charles Cross, of Crock Meole, d. Dec. 7th, 1838, aged 68 

94. — Two sons of Albert and Mary Bridge, d. inf. May 22nd, 
1889, and August 9th, 1890. 

95. — Peter Hill, b. at Wigan, Lancashire, d. at Hamvood. 
Apr. 27th; 1S43, aged 58 years. 

Eleanor Hill, w.'of the above, b. at Wigan, d. at Han wood, 
Aug. nth, 1859, aged 75 years. 

Joseph Bridge, of Hamvood, b. Eeb. 20th, 181 1, d. May 
5th, 1886. 

Elizabeth Stevenson, niece of Peter Hill. w. of Joseph Bridge, 
b. Nov. 7th, 181 5> d. October 27th, 1865. 
Also 1 son and 3 daughters, d. inf. 

Peter, s. of Joseph and Eliz. Bridge, b. Eeb. 14th, 1849. d. 
Apr. 1 6th, 1867. 

Edward, s. of Joseph and Eliz, Bridge, b. January nth. 1847, 
d. March 21st, 1874. 

96. — John Earrington, d. 14th July, 1764, aged 26. 

97 . __borothv Earrington, d. May ye Stlii 177°- aged 64. 
9 S.— George' Hodges^ d. Eeb v. 8th, 1804, aged 05 years. 
qq._Children of William and Mary Ward. 

Richard, d. Jany. 13th, tSo5- aged 3 years. 
Sarah, d. Aug. 21st, 1810, aged 4 months. 
William- d. Mav 15th, 1813, aged 4 months. 

ioo.-Tlu.mas Meredith, late of Montiord, ^. m Humphrey 
and Marv Meredith, d. jrd [illy, 1808, aged 61 years, 

ioj ^Humphrey Meredith, late of Edge, d, 23rd Apr.. 17 s "- 

^i.V] wife'of Humphrey Meredith, d. 17th Oct., 1790, aged 
79 vears. 

John Meredith, their s., d. aCtfl Jan.. 1827, a-ed 73. 
T02. -Thomas Bowen v d. Oct. 24th, i7«»7. aped 66 vears, 
io?.-Marv Higffinson, d. |uly 3"'. ««57i E 
104.--.lohn Blakeway, of Cruek-Meole. d. >e 17th Ol Mav. 

XXVI 11 


Cristen Jones.- wife of John Jones, dau. of John Blakcway, d. 
Oct. 21 h, 1775, aged 37. 

Market Blakeway. wife of John Blakeway, d. Jan. ye 26th, 
1770, aged 68. 

105. — Edward Dyas, d. May 30th, 1884, aged 63 years'. 

106. — Rev. Edward W aiter, Rector of Aldrington, Sussex, 
and curate of Hanwood, h. Sept. iSth. 1811, d. November 25th, 

Hugo Francis Witts Warter, only child of Edward and Rosa- 
mond Warter, b. Aug. 28th, 1857, d. Apr. 26th. 1S65. 

John Southev Warter, M.D., b. 24th Jan., 1840, d. 20th 
Oct., 1866. 

Rosamond W arter, d. 20th April* 1893, aged 67. 

107. — Eleanor Atherton, hi Xov. 8th, 1895, d. Jan. 31st. 

John Atherton, b. Dec. iqth, 1887, d. Apr. 23rd, 1900. 

108. — John, 2nd s. of John and Bertha Brandt, b. Dec. 14th, 
1868, d. Feb. 2nd- 1873. 

Ethel 1 b. and d. May 21st, 187(5. 

Bertha, w. of John Brandt, b. Dec. 23rd. 1842, d. May 26th, 

109. — Mrs. Elizabeth Ebrey, d. Sept. 8th, 1868, aged 61 
vears. A well beloved servant, and trust worthy housekeeper. 

no.— George Bannister, d. the 13th Dee.. 1771, aged 71 years, 

in. — Hannah, the w. of George Bannister, late of Cr lick ton, 
d. May the 28th, 1777, aged 72. 

112.' — Mary, w. of William Ward, of CriicKton, d. Dec. 23th, 
183 1, aged 52 years. 

William Ward, d. January 31st, 1850, aged 75 years. 

Margaret, dau. of William and Mary Ward, d. Dec. 27th. 
1S47, agied 28 vears. 

Eliza', dau. W'm. and Mary Ward, d. May 17th, 1829, aged 
1^ vears. 

* Martha, w ife of Richd. Broughall, dau. of Wm. and Mary 
Ward, d. Mav 4th, 1842, aged 28 years. 

Martha, dau. of the above, d. Mav 16th, 1S42, aged 13 days. 

^13.— Nathaniel Woodcock (Late ol llanuoodi. d. Oci. 30th, 
18^7, aged 60 years. 

foma, w. of the above, d. Jan. 27JI1, 184 j, aged on years. 

, 14. — Richard (ones, d. \'<>\ • 2nd, 1803, aged 49 years, 

,,~__jo| in Lloyd, ol Hanwood, d. Oct. [ith, 183". aged 44 
vears. \i , 

Priscilla Llovd, rclicl of John Lloyd, d. Aug, 25U1. IW, - 
74 years. Voiinger dau. of ihc late Samuel Bassett, <»| Shrews- 

John Joseph, s. of John and PriSCUlH Lldvd, d. Oct. ISt, < s ; \ 
aged 3 months. 

* In the burial registers this child is icconird ai M Edith." 



Mary Priscilla, their dan., d. Mar. 25th, 1844, aged 3 years, 
j 10. — Prisciila Urwick. dau. of Samuel anc LVisCilla Urwick, 
ol" Shclton, d. July 30th, 1772, aged 3 years and 10 months. 

Joseph Urwick, of Bicton Heath, bro. of the above Priseilla 
Urwick, d. Apr. *6th, 1847, aged 73 years. (Xote.— This part 
of the inscription is repeated on the slab below.) 

Mary Urwick, of Bicton Heath, relict of the above Joseph 
Urwick, d, Sept. 13th, 1858, aged 78 years. 

117. — In Mem. of William Urwick, late of Shrewsbury, d. 
Apr. 7th, 1709, aged 48 years. 

Five Children, d. inf. 

Elinor, w. of the above William Urwick, d. June 23rd, 1853, 
in the 90th year of her age. 

Elinor, dau. of the above, d. Dec. the 1st, 1863, in the 83rd 
year of her age. 

118. — Here lieth interred the Remains of Mr. Samuel Urwick, 
d. 28th January, 1802, in the 73th year of his age. 

Mrs. Priseilla Urwick, relict of the above, d. 7th Nov.. 1802. 
in the 65th year of her age. 

119; — Samuel Urwick, late of Bicton Heath, d.23i*d February, 
iSfii, aged 91 years. 

120. — William Buckingham, d. July 23rd, 1844, aged 77 
years. In the same Family 33 years. A Trust Worth) Ser- 

Sophia Buckingham, wid. of Wm. Buckingham and dau. <>! 
the late Thomas Alltree, d. Dec. 13th, 1804, aged 88 years. 

121. — Joseph Charles Kirkhaim d. Mai'. 6th, 1878. aged k S3 

Susannah Maria Kirkham, b. 26th December, 1820, d. 26th 
Nov., 1881. 

Gertrude Maud Galliers, of Plealey, grandchild of Joseph 
Charles Kirkham, d. May 3th, 1881, aged 10 months. 

122. — Annie Jane, only dau. of John and Jane Adams (<>t 
Hanwood), d. Mar. 9th, 1S71), aged 22 years. 

123. — Sarah Alltree- d. June 28th, 1833, aged 52 ye;irs. 
John Alltree, bus. of the above, d. July 10th, 1831. aged 

49 vears. 

Thomas, s. of John and Martha Alltree, d. Mar. 3rd. 18; 1. 
aged 2 months. 

'.Ann Ward, dau. of the above, cl. Dec. 31st. 18^3, aged 32 

124 . __]> . - Morris, d. 12th Mar,, 17S1. aged So. 
Susanna jones, dau. ol the above, d. May 5th, 1701. a^ed fin. 

125. — Elizabeth, wile of Samuel Crane (Harfwood Biuik), d. 
Ian. 24 th, i8()Q, aged <>o years, 

William Crane, s. of the above, d. Jan. 13th, 187/. (IgCd 

126?— John Russell (of the Cock Inn, HaiUVOOd), d. Au-. 
1 5th, 1883, aged |3 years. 



William Oakley, Cruckton, d. Jan. 21, 1903, aged 50 years. 
i-7- — Samuel Rogers, d. Jan. 22nd, 1886, aged 70 years. 

128. — Gwenn Jones, relict of the Late Jonathan Jones, of Ard- 
wick Grange, Manchester, d. Oct. 27th, 1868, aged 87 years. 

George Barbery eldest grandson of the above, d. Oct. i8th, 
1892, aged 45 years. 

129. — Anne, the wife of W illiam Alltree.- d. 10th Jan., 1785, 
aged 35. 

William Alltree, d. the 17th day - - - - 5 aged - - 

130. — William Alltree, d. Apr. 8th, 1754, aged 49. 
Mary, his wife. d. \ov. 7th, 1782, aged 68 years. 
Thomas Alltree, their eldest s., d. June 9th, 18 18, aged 79. 
Martha Alltree? d. Aug. 15th, 182 1, aged 81 years. 
Catharine, wife of Thomas Edwards, and dau. of Thos. and 

Martha Alltree, d. Feb. 3rd, 1855, aged 75. 

131. — George Davies, civil engineer, late of Hanvvood Villa, 
d. May 26th, 1872, aged 42 years. 

132. — Arthur Howells, s. of Edward and Jane Howells, b 
June 2nd, 1854- d. May 13-th, 1871. 

133. — Harriett, dau. of John and Hannah Parry, d. June 6th, 
1869, aged 3 years and 3 months. 

134. — John Alltree, d. July 3rd, 1878, aged 69 years. He w as 
for 48 years Clerk of this Parish. 

Martha Altree (widow of the above), d. Apr. 24th, 1879- aged 
70 years. 

William Ward (nephew of the above), d. May 25th, 1S78, 
aged 29 years. 

135. — Emily; eldest dau. of Edward and Eliza BromUv, d. 
Oct. 7th. 1890, aged iS years. 

136. — Henry Phillips, d. May 27th, 1839, aged 49 years. 
Rachel, dam of the above.- d. Nov. 5th, 1854, aged 25 years. 

137. — Violet Sarah Rowsoh, d. July 6th, i88_|, aged 7 years. 

138. — John Rowson, d. Dec. 8th, 1883, aged 51 years. 

139. ^Sarah J , w. of Robert W. Frost (of Minstcrlev). d. June 
7th, 1870, aged 48 years. 

140. — Ann (wife of Thomas Bowen, of Hanwood), d, Oct. 
6th< 1868, aefcd 36 years. 

Thomas Bowem'd. Sept. 19th, 1892, aged 58 years. 
j^l — Annie, youngest dau. of Evan and Ann Joins, d. Oct. 
1 8th, iSqc), a^ed 21 years. 

142. — Henrietta Jane Phillips, b. Dec. ttth, 1830. d. Mar. 
29th, 1867. 

143. — Henry Davies, of Hanvvood, d. June 13th- 1868, atfcd 
17 vears. 

i44.Ii.MafV Ann Davies, of Hanwood, d. July -ml, 1880. 
aged 65 years. 







[The number of the inscription is given. 

Adams, Annie Jane, 122 
Adams.- Jane, 122 
Adams, John, 122 
Ailtree, Anne, 129 
Alltree, John, 123, 134 
Ailtree, Martha, 123, 130, [34 
Alltree, Mary, 130 
Ailtree, Sarah) 123 
.Alltree, Thos., 120, 123. 130 
Alltree, William, 129, 130 
Atherton, Eleanor, 107 
Atherton, John, 107 
Axsom Elizabeth, 61 
Axson, Francis, 68 
Axson, John, 61, 09 
Axson, Mary, (19 
Banes, Margaret, 36 
Banes, William, 36 
Bannister, George, 1 10, 111 
Bannister? Hannah, 1 1 1 
Barber, George, 1 28 
Bassett, Samuel, 1 j 5 
Bidmead, Rev. Uriah, 7 
Blakeway, John, 104 
Blakeway, Marget, 104 
Blakeway, Richard, 89 
Blakeway, William, 89 
Bowen, Ann, 1 40 
Bovven, Thomas, 102, 740 
Brade, Priscilla Eliz., 20 
Brandt, Bertha, 108 
Brandt, Ethel, 108 
Brandt, John, 108 
Breeze, John, 50b 
Breeze, Martha, 50b 
Bridge, Albeit, (14 
Bridge, Edward, 93 
Bridge, Elizabeth, 95 
Bridge, Joseph, 95 
Bridge, Mary, <i| 
Bridge, Peter, 95 
Bromley, Benjamin, | 
Bromley, Edward, 135 
Bromley, Eliza, 133 
Bromlev, Elizabeth, | 

Bromley, Emily, 133 
Bromley, Kezia, 4 
Bromlev, Mary, 4 
Broughall, Martha, 112 
Brougfiall, Riehard, i 1 2 
Buckingham, Sophia, 120 
Buckingham, William, 120 
Biirgoyne, Maria, 43 
Cartwright (Carteright), fane. 

Cart wright (Carteright ), John, 

8J, 86 
Cooper, Thomas, 39 
Corfield, Emma, 22 
Corfield, Richard, 22 
Crane, Elizabeth, 123 
Crane, Samuel, 71, 123 
Crane, William, 123 
Cross, Ann, 15, 32 
Cross, Catherine, 72 
Cross, Charles, 92, 93 
Cross, Deborah, 2 
Cross, Decima, 2 
Cross, Decima Jane, 2 
Cross, Eliza, 13 
Cross, Elizabeth, 33, 112, 1.3 
Cross, Hannah, 13, i(>, 72 
Cross, James, 13, 03 
Cross, |ohn, 2, 13, 72 
Cross, John Healing, 02 
Cross, Joseph. 10, 32, ho 
Cross, Joseph Prince, 2 
Cross, Letitia, jo 
Cross, Martha. 13 
Cross. Maty, 13. 03 
Cross, Richard, 2, 13, -3 
Cross, Sarah, 72 
Cross, Thomas I. ester, 13 
Cross, William, 13. 9* 

Cross, William ( \o\\ i n, 1 3 

Davics, David, 3«M 

1 )a vies, Edw aid. J ^ 
Daxics, Elizabeth, |J, |5, }7 
1 )a\ it v >. I iCOl gC, 1 3 1 

1 )a\ ies, 1 loin \ , 17, 1 1 ; 


Davics, Lettitia, 45 
Davies, Mary Ann, 144 
Davies, Riehd. PraVnolds, 
Davies, William, 47 
Dyas, Edward, 105 
Dyas, Mary, 50c 
Ebrey, Mis. Elizabeth, 109 
Edwards, Aflne, 02 
Edwards; Catherine, 130 
Edward's, Edwin, 02 
Edwards, George 02 
Edwards, Thomas, 130 
Evans, Jane, 48 
]'"v;ins, John, 4S 
Evansi Mary, 24 
Evans. Richard, 24 
Kvanfej Thomas, 48 
Farmer, Ed\vard, 17 
Farmer, John, 17 
Farrifiefton, Dorothy, 97 
Farrington, John, 96 
France, Catharine, 73 
France, Francis, 73 
Freme, Sarah, iS 
Frost, Robert YV., 139 
Frost, Sarah, 139 
Galliers, Gertrude Maud, 121 
Cowen, William, iS 
Graves, Alfred, 20a 
(naves, Alice Edith, :c;i 
Graves, Alfred Edgar, 20a 
Griffiths, Elizabeth, 42 
Harris, Mary Ann, 13 
Ilavnes, Herbert, 74 
Higginson, Mary, 103 
Hill, Eleanor, o^ 
Hill, Peter, 95 ' 
Hill, Richard/o! 
Hill, Sarah, 01 
Hodges, George, 98 
Hodges, Richard, 82 
Hodges', Sarah, 81 
Hodgcsi William. S3 
Howel, Sarah, 43 
Howell, Catharine, 5ft 
1 [owelf, John, 51 > 
1 low el, Mary, 5' > 
1 low t il, Richard, 3'' 
Howell. Sarah, $6 
1 low ells, Arthur, 1 \2 

Howells, Edward, 132 
How ells, Jane 132 
Hughes, Rev. Edward, 23 
Hughes, Emily, 22 
Hug"hes, Mary, 23 
Hughes, Richard, 22 
Hughes, Thos. Richard, 22 
Hullih, Capt. J. W.. 1 j. 
Hullin, Eliza, 14 
Humphreys, Mary, 73 
Humphreys, Richard, 73 
Humphreys, fiarah, 73 
'Jackson, Mary, 14 
Jackson, Thomas, 14 
fandrell, Isaac, 64, 05 
Jandrejl, Rehekah, 03 
Jandrell, Thomas, 65 
Jones, Abigal, 84 
Jones, Amelia Elizabeth, 2^ 
Jones, Ann, 33, 88, 1 :i 
Jones, Annie, 141 
Jones, Charles Lloyd, 4 
Jones, Cristen, 104 
Jones, Edward, 60, 84 
Jones, Elizabeth, 60, 84 
Jones, Evan, 141 
Jones, Gwenn, 12S 
Jones, Hannah, 23 
Jones, Heber, 7S 
Jones, Humphrey, 33, 60 
Jones, Jane, 70 
Jones, Jonathan, 12S 
Jones, John, 23. 30, 7S, t C4 
Jones, Louisa, 23 
Jones, Mary, 78, So 
Jones, Richard, 30, 1 1 4 
Jones, Susanna, 1 24 

Jones, Thomas, 70, So, 88 

Kirkham, Joseph C'has., 121 
Kirkham, Susan Maria, 1 2 1 
Lloyd, John, 1 1 3 
Lloyd, John Joseph. 1 1 3 
Lloj (i. Mary Criscilln, 1 1 3 
Lloyd, IViscilla, 1 1 3 
Maddox, Samuel, 70 
Maddox, Sarah, 70 
Mauley, Hannah, \\ 
M.inh" Sarah, \\ 
ManscH, John, .-7 
Manscllt Rcheivui 27 


XX XI 1 1 

Marshall, Mary Maria, 45 
Mason, Elizabeth, 5 
Maxon, John, 5 
Maxon, Louisa, 5 
Meredith, Humph., 100, 101 
Meredith, John, ioi 
Meredith, Mary, 100, 101 
Meredith, Thomas, ico 

Morris, V , 124 

Xiccolls, Eliza, 6 
Xiccolls, Robert, 6 
Xiccolls, William Owen, 6 
Oakley, jane, 12 
Oakley, "William. 126 
Paddock, Ann, 12 
Parr, John, 38 
Parry, Hannah, 133 
Parr}-, Harriett, 133 
Parry, John, 133 
Pearce (Price, Pierce), Richd., 

Pearce (Price, Pierce), Thos., 

Phillips, Henrietta Jane, 142 
Phillip.-, Henry, 136 
Phillips, Margaret (Mar- 

tfreat), 39 
Phillip-, Marv, 89 
Phillips, Rachel, 136 
Phillip-, Robert, 79 
Phillips, William, 59, 91 
Powell, William, 30 
Rogers, Samuel, 127 
Row son, John 13S 
Rowson, Violet Sarah, 137 
Russell, John, 120 
Savage, Edward, 32 
Savage, George Fred, 51 
Savage, Herbert Roche, 31 
Savage, Jane, 33 
Savage, John, 31 
Savage, Mary, 31, 32 
Savage, Richard Henry, 31 
Savage, Thomas, 31, 32 
Savage. William, 33 
Shuker (Suker), Eleanor, 31 
Shuker (Suker), Mr. Samuel, 


Smith, Mary, 12 
Thornes, Marv, 20 
Thorncs, William, 20 

Tipton, George, 62 
Tipton, Martha Louisa, 58 
Urwick, Eleanor, 37 
Urwiek. Elinor, i 1 7 
Urwick, Joseph, 34, 110 
Urwiek, Marv, 1 iO 
Urwick, Priseilla, 1 10, 1 is 
Urwick, Samuel, 34, in>, 1 i s , 
1 19 

Urwick, Sarah, 34. 
Urwiek, William.. 37, 1 \ - 
Wade, Anna Maria, b 
Wade, Mary, 8 
Wade, Rev. Charles Gregory, 

Wade, Susannah Elizabeth, 
Ward, Ann, 12^ 
Ward, Eliza, 112 
Ward, Margaret, 1 1 - 
Ward, Mary, 99, 1 1 2 
Ward, Richard, 90 
Ward, Sarah, 99 
Ward, William, 99, 112. 134 
Warter, Ann Elizahefh, 20 
Warter, Rev. Edward, ioo 
Warter, Henry, 21 
Warter, Henrv Dc firey, to 
Warter. Hugo Francis Wilts, 

Warter, John Sou they, 106 
Waiter, Joseph, 20 

Warter, Rosamond, 100 
Warter, William, 20 
Watton, George Baskervitie, 

Watton, Marv Anne ma 
Welch, Ellen" Frances (in- 
trude. 10 
Welch, Frederic, 10 
W'eleh, Jennie, 10 
Whitehurst, Ann, o 
Whitehurst, Anne, o 
Whiieluu-t. Frances* \wn, n 
\Vhilchurst, Frances Antu . n 

Whiiehm-t. Jane, o 

Whilchurst, John, n. ir, 1, 

Whitehurst, [oscph, o 

Whitehurst, Thomntf, o 

Whiteluust. William, o 

Wigtcy, lUi/abcth, 77 
Wigle^ . K i' a 11 d, 77 


Wilbe, Henry Pays, 67 Wood, William, 2q 

WHbe, Lydia, 67 Woodcock, Dina, 113 

Wildig, ^Frances, 46 Woodcock, Nathaniel, 113 

Williamson, Mary Ann, 72 Wooding, John, 49 

Witts, Cant John, 28 Wooding, Mary, 49 

Witts, Matia Helena, 28 \y4ght, Jane, 87 

Wolley, Elizabeth, 33 Yallowley, Jacob, 90 

Woljey, Thomas, 33 Yallowley, Miss Mary. 90 

Wood, Esther, 29 Yallowley, Mrs. Sarah, 90 
Wood, John Clavering-, 29 


The interesting- paper by Prebendary Am en, on " A SI < 
bury Divine of the j St h Century," has answered a question 
which hitherto I had asked in vain. 1 have a Book of Con 
Prayer (Oxford, 1790), and hound up with it are (1) A C« m- 
panion to the Altar (London : T. Beecrof: for Scatcherd and 
Whitaker), and (2) Select Psalms and Hymns (Shrewsbury : 
printed by J. and W. Eddowes, 1792). The pr< fnce nf the last 
is dated "Shrewsbury, Feb., 178.8," and :s evidently written 
by the Vicar of St. Chad's, who at that time would be the R 
Thomas Stedman, w hose career is sketched on pp. 1 30- 1 of Mr. 
Auden's paper. The Psalms, taken chiefly from Tate and 
Bradv, occupy 82 pages and are followed by twenty Hymns on 
special subjects, including' 

".When all Thy mercies, O my ' >d, 
My rising" soul surveys'"; 


"Ye servants of the Lord, 
Each in his ollice wait . " 
After the Index are two pages of " Tunes w' ipted to the s< \ < 1 al 
Psalms and I lymns. " 

The Preface is written in the first person, but has no 
signature. The following note, however, r - appended, which 
points undoubtedly to Mr. Stedman as thi author:— 

'•'As the Congregation at St. Chad's, since the frequent use 
of Lectures in that Church on a Sunday Evening, sing six 
on a Sunday, and on Communion days o"cner; it has Wen 
thought expedient to enlarge the number oi the Psalms con- 
tained in the former editions of tin's Bool;, in order to £ivc r 
greater Variety, and promote Edification in the performance of 
this Part of Public Worship. " 

The original ow ner of this hook w as " H. -Vv.m, Esq., Junr., 

There is no eopv of this specimen ol old Shrewsbury printing 
and llymnology in the Shrewsbury Referer e Library, so 1 :im 
asking the Committee to accept this one. 

1. R. BURTON, 


Compiled by the Honble, Mrs. WILLIAM FEILDIXG. 

Abcott, 37 
Aberystwyth, i 

,, Castle, ii 

Accounts, Statement of, xxvii 

Acton Burnell, 7 

Acton Pigot, 3. 9 

Acton Scott. 24 

Adberry (Oldbui y], 2, 5 

Adeney, 5S, 101 

Manor of, 94 

Alberbury Castle, 2^3 

Albright Hussey, xii, 2. 6 

Albrighton. 7c, 73 

Aldenham, 5 

Altenberg Abbey, 333 

Ancel'or House, 99 

Anneslowes, 71 

Annual Accounts, xxvii 
Excursion, xii 
Meeting, v 
,, Report, vi 

Apley, 2, 7 

Aqualate, 104 

Armorial Bearings. 

Adams, 24 Jones. 12. 26 

Blake way, 13 Kynaston, 16 
Brickdale. iS Lacon, 20 
Burton, xvii Lindop, 23 
Cornewall, 279 Lloyd, ic, 2S 
Cresswell, 120 Mori all. iS 
Edwards, 27 Patesliull, ;i 
Eldred, xiv Phillips, 15 
Elisha, 24 Purslowe, 119 

Fownes, 26 Scott, 12 
(Gregory, 23 Sinitheinan, xvi 
Harries, xvi Travers, 23 
Hoggins, 360 Turner, 11 
Hotchki>-, 122 Wade, xvii 
Jenkins, xviii Warter, xvii 
,Ienks, iS YYollaston, 27 

Asplcy, 2 

Aston, 27b 

Aston, Manor of, 70 

Botterell, 2, 379 
Eyres, 2, 4 
,, Magnn. 00 
,, Parva/oa 

Aude>~, Kev. Prebendary. F.S.A. 
A Shrewsbury Divine of ti e 18th 
centurv, 12; 


Bachecott, 26S 
Bannaster, 2 
Baschurch, 109 

Beardston or Bearstone Halle 

(Woore), 2, S 
Beckbury, 1, 2, 3 
Berlin .Museum. 335 
Berrington, 3, 9 
Bertha. Bi-hop of (Italy), 76 
Berwick, 6 
Berton Grange, ii 
Billingsley, 112 
Birmingham. 129 
Blore Heath, 6S, 77 
Boreatton, it 
Brabourne, Kent, 365 
Bradford, 2. 32 
Bradley's Green, 27S 
Bridgeman, Charles g. 0. 

The Devolution of the Manor of 
Edgmond in the Fourteenth and 
following centuries, 57 
Brid genii, 7; 

Bringewood'Forest. 2fo. 873 
,, Chase, 275 

Church, 2i>i 
Broad ward, 32 
Brockton, 2, 7, 74 
Brcwehurst, 3 
Brunstatli, 6S 
Buildwaa, 101 

,, Abbey. 04 

Abbot's House, xiv 
Bunting&dnle. 104 
Bttrlauchton (Burley Acton\ o 
Brums, Rev. Prebendary J. • » 
A Volume of P«iluw mi i H? \ 
minted at Bhwronwy I7W, 
Buiwarton, 100. <^t 
BosiikFok, J.P , Tht hacmTatfceu 
M Uriconimni »v 

Butter) , »07 



Cadi/,, 27.; 
Caerrington, 107 
Calvington, 107 
Cardiston, 283 
Caus, 10 

Castle, 283 
Cay ford, 81 
Cay n ton, 107 
ChelmaVsh, log 
Chensall, 74 
Chetton, 109 
Chebwynd, 2, 7, 90 
Pud, 90 
Chetwynd Aston, 75 
Cheverel, Great and Little, 130 
Chirk Castle, it 
Chitty, Lily F. 

Hainvood Monumental Inscrip- 
tions, xv 
Chorley, 121 

Church Aston, 58, 50, 107 
Church Pulverbatch, 89 
Church \vardk n s ' Accounts. 

St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, iv 
Clakemont, Early Deeds relating 

to, 43 

Cleobury Mortimer, 3S0 
Cleobury North, 380 
Climber's Oak, 274, 278 
Clun, Barony of, 6 
Clunbury, 31, 1 1 1 
Clun Cattle, 32 
Clunjionnas, 40 
Clungunford, 33 
Coins, Welsh, Hi 
Colemere, 3, :o 
College Hiil, vti 
Cologne Cathedral, 334 
Commandery, The. 5 
Condover, ^ 
Costox, 31 
Cowley, 41 
Cridden, 5 
Croxden, 101 

Abbey, 59, 94 


Detton, 2, 4 

U'ith, 2QI 

Dihvyn, 83 
Dininore Preceptory, 
Ditton Prioi s, 3S0 
Dorlaston, 89 
Dovaston, 3 
Down Rossall. 5 
Downtoii Castle, 28 1 
Drayton-in-llaU s, 93 

ilies connected 



Easthope Manor, xiv 
Eaton, 8 

,, Constantino. 2 

,, Mascott, 2, S 
Edgmond, 88 

,, Manor of, 57, 63, 65 

Edgton, 31 
Ellerdine, 3, 9 
Ellesmere, xiv, 10 
Elm ley Castle, 302 
Elton, 26S 
Eudon George, 109 
Eudon Burnell, 2, 5 
Ernest rev, 8 
Espley, 6 
Etchingham, 79 

Littleton. 30, 
Pieken, 36S 
Purslowe, 1 1 
Walter, 263 


Cobb, 368 

Come wall, 291 

Hoggins, 351 

Hotchkiss, 121 

Leighton, 288 
Field Aston, 58, 10 r 
Fit/,, 6 

Fletcher, Kev. \\\ G. 1)., F.S.A. 
Early Deeds relating to land- on 

Claremont, Shrewsbury, 43 
The Family of Hoggins of '-'eat 

Bolas, 351 
Grant of Arms to Mrs. Anne 
Eldred, 6 December, 1 65 ^ , xiv 
Fordesham, 65, 93 
Forest of Bring wood and Mockire, 

Survey of, 275 
Forrest, H. E. 
Motto on Ceiling at Wilderhope, 

Freeholders of the Hundred of Mun- 

slow, 316 
Frodesley, 2, 4. S 
Fulsw ardine, 1 , 5, 13 


Garmeston, 2 

Gla/.eley, 4 

Gotladc, 40 

Grafton. 70 

( Aston. So, IC2 

Great Holas, 107, 351, *\c. 

Great Hunwood, Church, ,vt», fee, 

( Ireat Savhain, \ 

Gresfoi'd (Deub.) 36S 

lladnall. 1 

Haglov (Ifuggic), 31 

)lamni"nd Lodge, 15 


xxxtn i 

Hampton, 3. id 
Han wood, Monuments. \z: 
Hariescote, 3 
Hareston, 2 
Haughmond Abbey, 9 

,. Canons of. 8 

Haw kcswood, 120 
Heleigh, 50 
Henley Hal!, 302 
Henton. 2, o 
Higford, 2. 7 
High H-tton, 3, S 
Hinstock, 90 
Hinton, Manor of, 40 
"Hoke Day " 24 
Hokkyswoode. 1 1 r 
Hoo Hall, 3CS 
Hopton, 2, 32 

Castle, 6. 32 
Hopton Wafer?. 3S1 
Hosyers Almshouses, 267 
Hvopp, 26S 


I n cu sir. en ts, Shropshire 
Aston Botterell, 379 
ttiliingsley, 379 
Bromiield, 291 
Bur war ton, 3S0 
Che: wynct, 96 
Cleobury Mortimer, 3S0 

., North, 380 
Hit ton Triors. 5 So 
F.dgmond, 96 
Ureat Hanwood, xv s &.C. 
High Ereall. ia 
Huj»ton Wafers, 38: 
Kinlet, 379. 381 
Munslnw. 121. 3C3, 3 b 
Xeen Savage, 3b! 
Neenton. 381 
IV It on. 28 

Shrewsbury. St. Chad, 43, 130 
St. Mary. 15, 22 
Sidburj, 122, 380 
Silvington, 382 
Stottesdou, 3^2 
Wheat hill, 382 
[van wood, -75 


Jagdon, 2 


K ember ton, 2, 8 
Ketnpton, 31 
Kempsey, § 
Kf.nyon, ft] Li.. 

Shreirsburv Mint of Henry III . i 

W1M1 Silver Coin*, i 
KiddeMninster, i2>> 
Knock in, ^ 
K\ naston, } 

! L 

Lang ley, 7 
Lea Hall, xiii. 7 
Leaton, 6 
Leebotwood. 365 

Leichton, the eatk Stanley. M.P. 
Wattleaborough Castle, 1^3 

Leigh ton. co. Hereford, 268 
, LilleshaU Abbey, 0, 50, 102 

Little Aston, 70, So 
; Little Hales. 58, 50. 111 
j *' Longner Pew" (St. Chad'?", iv 

Lodecote, 303 

Longford. 74 

Lof pingtou, xiv 

Ludfoid, 2rS 

., Bridge, 272 

Ludlow, 33, 20S, 276, Hi 

Luntley, 82 

Church, S2 

Lntwich. 3 

Lyndon. 3 


Madeley, S j 
Mae- bury, 1 
Marchamley, 2. 6 
Mardefol, 52 
Mariknoiie, 275. 27S 
Maikeaton. 65, 77 

Martin, Evelyn H.. History of 
Several families connected with 

II. The Cornewalls. 291 

III. The Littletons;, 302 
Mary Vale. 263 
Masbroke. 3 
Mawddwy. 26S 

MaTOKS of SlIKEWsr.lLY. |j, vV .c 
Walter PaAeshol] 1710 
William Tiiraer 17:1 
Jonathan Scott 1712 
Edward Jones 17 13 
James 1 Make way 17 14 
Thomad Phillips 1715 
Joseph Muckle-ion 171C 
William Kynabtou 1717 
Sir Charles Lloyd, Ht. 17 18 
Henry Jenks 1710 
Thomas Morhall 1720 
Michael Btivkilalc 1721 
Edward < ; 1 « g. ry 172a 
Mai heu Tr.i\ 1 1 s 1 ; }l ; 
Thoa. Lilidop 1724 
Samuel Elisllft 1725 
John Adams 1720 
Jn>e|>h Join s 1 727 
Juiiti K«»wnc« 1 7 - s 
(todolphin Edaarda 7.0 
Richard VVolla^ton 1730 
Abraham D..\ ics 1731 
Richard Lloyd 173a 

XXXV 1 1 1 


Mayors of Shrewsbury [continued). 

John Lacon 1733 

John Rogers 1734 

Sir Richd. Corbett, Bfc. 1735 

Charles Bolus 1736 
Members. List of, xx 
Mersete, 1 

Mickle (or Muchel) Aston, 103 

Middle, xiv, 6 

Middletou, 109, 1 13 

MiUingbon's Hospital, vi 

Minutes of the Monthly Council 
Meetings, xvi 

Mint, Shrewsbury, i 

Mock tree Chase, 275 

Monks Foriate, 52 

Monumental In scription s. 
Bromfield, 292 
Diddleouiy, 293, 294, 295 
(^reat Hanwood, xv, &c. ; and 

Index to, xviii, xxxi 
Gresford (J)enb.), 36b 
Shrewsbury. St. Chad, 125 
Wistanstow, 366, 367, 36s 

Monyngton, 81 

Moor House, 7 

,, Park payments, 267 

Moore, 26b 

Moriarty, Canon, D. D. 

A few Notes on the Inscriptions of 

the S. Bernard Windows in S. 

Mary's, Shrewsbury, 333 
Morerield, 71 
Moieton Corbet, 90 
Morris, J. A. 

The Parish Book of St. Chad's, 

Shrewsbury, 1722 to 1785. Bart 

IV, iv 

Morris, the late Joseph. 

The Mayors of Shrewsbury, 1710 
to 1736, 1 1 
Morton, 3 
iMorville, Manor, 5 
Mud ley, 2 

Munslow, 7, 302, &c. 


Neath, 11 
Neen Savage, 3S1 
Ncen Sollai s, 4 1 
Neenton, J09 
Nelurton, 2, S 
Nether Tabley, 75 
Newport, 57, 05 

Manor, 88 
New Tynnings (Bringwood), 275 
Norbury, 89 
Norton, 2, 7 
Northslepe, 3 


• Oaklev Park, 273 
Okeley, 3; 

Old bury (Adberry). 2, 5 
j Onslow, it 
j Orleton, 40 
j Osbaston, 3 

Osselston, 3, 10 
I Oswestry, Castle, 1,13s 
j Oswestry Tenures, 17th century, 
Acton Walter 
Barker, John 


Brugges, Humph. 
Charlton, Andrew- 
Cole, John 
Corbet, Vincent 
Corbet t, Thomas 
Cotes, John 
Cressett. Edward 
! Ellesmere, Lord 

Farmer, Roger and John 
\ Foster, Elizabeth 
Hawton, Roger 
Hay ward, John 
Hussey, Richard 

, , * Robert 
Jones, Edward 
Kinaston, Edward 
Lacon, Edw. 
Lea, Humph, 
j Leighton, Richd. 

Lew son, John 
! Littleton, hdw. 
Lutiwich, Edw. 
Morris, Heir' s of 
I Norton, Bouham 
j Pig^rott, Thos. 

Purslowe, Robt. 
j Scriven, Edw. 

Shrewsbury, Earl of 
Stcrrye, W alter 
Tliornc, Richd., Heirs of 
Vernon. Robert 
Wallopp, Henry 
Whit more, Will. 
Wilde. Edmund 
Overton, 268 
Ox toid, 11 
Ox ton, 68 

Palton So 
! Parish Rkuistohb (fixtracU . 
t ulninvjtoii. 33d 
Ureal Bolt* 301, 374 

Hod net, 33I 
Hu<;hloy, 3 ;i 
Lciho&WfttU, 3<»s 
Ludlow, 300, 3 \o 
Mortton Corbet, M« 



Parish Registers [continued). 
Newport, 377 

Preston-on-t he- Weald-Moors, 375 

Sidbury, 117 

.Stanton Lacy. 330 

Stoke St. Milburgh, 317 

Waters Upton, 364 

Wistanstow, 366 
Parkstay, 2 
Patshull, 3 

Payton, Rev. Prebendary James. 
Notes on the Rural Deanery of 
Stottesdon, A.I). 1275 to 1375, 

Pea ton. 4 1 

Adams, 24 Hotchkis, 121 

And ley, 61 Jones, 12 

Barnfield, 90 Leighton, 288 
Blakeway, 13 Litt leton, 302,331 
Bolas, 29 Lindop, 23 

Brick dale, 19 Lloyd, 16, 28 
Bucknall, 353 Picken, 368 
Cobb, 371 Pigott, 95 

(Corbet, qi, 288 Purslowe, in 
Cornewall, 291, Talbot. 66 

&e. Touchet, 78 

Davies, 27 Travers, 23 

Elisha, 24 Troutbeck, 66 

Fitzwariue, '85 Tin ner. 1: 
Fownes, 26 Wattles borough, 

Hoggins, 351 descent of the 

Holes, 66 - lords of, 28S 

Peover, S 
Pepper Hill, 93 
Pepperhill Park, 71 

Acton, Walter, 2, 5 
William, 34 
Adams, John, 24 
Peter, 47 
Dr., 129 
Adney; Margaret, 352 
Adely, Peter, 48 
Alan (Fit/. Alan), 1 
Alan, son of Gamel, 44, 43 
Alcock, Mary, 99 
Alt, John, 07 
Ansell, Mary, 35 2 
Ap Richard, Elizabeth, 34 
Aquator. Peter, 
Arras. Ralph do, 100 
Arundel, Karl of, 1, 5- ( ^ 9. 33- 73 
Astley, Sir Richard, 3 
Asteriey. Richard, 102 
Audley", Baron, 64, "7- I0 3 

* Katheiine, 106 
Baldwyn, Alice, 50 

Richard, 291 
Thomas, 291 

Persons {con'inucd). 
Baril, Hogh, 46 
Barker, John, 2, 3, 8, o 
Barn fie Id* llobt., 8S, 90, ico. 1C4. 

Bath, Earl of, 87 
Baty, Ralph, 2^0 
Baxter, Richard, 127 
Bayley, Thomas. 99 
Baynton, Nicholas. :oi 
Beaumont, Henry Lord, 64 
Beanpie, Pier-. 271 
Belasyse, John Lord, 76 
Benhales, Sir Robert, 63 
Berrie, Robert, 40. 264 
Berry, Rev. Charles. 127 
Birde, Henry, 3S 
Blackmore, John, 99 
Blake, John. 54 
Blakeley, Richard, 90 
Blount, Sir George, 112 
Bodcnhain, Sir Roger. 275 
Bolas, Charles. 29 
Bonel, Katheiine. 135. 140 
Boothe, Thos., 110 
Borrey, Henry. 45, 49 
Bot row, Thomas, 97 
Botreaux, Lord, 80 
Botterell. William, 4 
Bourchier Lord, 87, 101 

Brav, Dr., ii 

Briokdale, Michael, 18 
Bryden, Brynach, 02 
* Bridgeman, Rev. K., 57, 10S 
Charles, G* O , 57 

Bridgewater, Earl of, 87 

Briggs, Humphrey, 2. S 

Bromley. Jane. 120 

Brooke. Lord, 264 
John, 89 

Bryan, John, 125. 127 

Buohan, Countess of, 64 

Buck, Origen. tot 

Bucknall family, 352, 353 

Burleigh, Lord. 30 

P.urley. Sir John, 7 

Burton-Borough, J. S., 101 

Burton, Robert, 98 

Burvton, Thos., 5O 

Bushe-Fox, J. P.. >\ 

Bushell, Thos., ii 

By lit on, Thos. . 55 
Bysshe, Kdwaid. .1 ;:• 
Calvert, Sir < »«Ol 1 ;o 
Candland, TUoe., i* 1, Robt., 
Cauiticld, Fanny, 197 
Charlton, Sir Alan. 4 
n Andrew, 4 
Sir Job, 187 


Person's (continued). 

Chetwynd Sir Waller. 104 
Chitty", Lilv F.. xv 
Choc, Will*, 47 
Chorde, John, 47 
Claverhig, Eva, 63 
Cleaton family, 7 
Cleghorn, Thus.. 121 
/Clement, son of Peter, 46 
Clinton, William Lord, So 
Oludde, Thomas, 40 
Cobb family, 368 
Co van. Sir John, So 
Cole. John. 1, 2, 5 
Colwych, William, 104 
Congreve, William, 4 
Coroet of Cans, 285, 2SS 
of Edgmond, 91 
Sir Andrew, g4 
,, Peter, go 

Sir Reginald, 90 
Sir Riehavd, 29 
Sir Robert, S 
Sir Thomas, 9 
,, Sir Vincent, 2, 3, 6 
Corbett, Edward, 112 
Corde, Alan, 49 
Corfield, William, 309 
Come, John, 36 
Cornewall family, 201 

,, Rev. Frederick, 291 

Folliot, Bishop of Bristol 

Cory, Aldetha, 49 
Cos ton family, 34 
Cotes, John, 3, 10 
Cottes, John, 279 
Co*. ton, Sir John, 69 
Courtenay, Bishop, 379 
Cowper. Win,, 126 
Cox, William, 47 
Cranage, Rev. 1). H. S„ 137 
Craven, Dame Eliz., 1 
Crawe, Rich. , 5 1 

Cressetr, Edw., 2, 4 

Ores well, Richard. 120 

Crompton, Richard, 266 

Dalton, Rev. Win. , 99 

Dan vers John, 94 

Darell, Sir Rich., So 

Danhcncy. Giles Lord, S7 

Davenport, Will., 121 

Davics, Abraham, 27 

David, William ap, 1 1 I 

Davies, Thos. , 138 

Dawes, Valent inc, 2OS 

Do Ardestan, Alan, 52, 53, 51 

De Arras, Ralph, JO9 
Do Astley, Roger, 46 
De Aston, Lord, 103 


Persons (continued). 

De Audlcy, Henry, 58. 59, 

,, Sir James, 59 60 
De Beckbury, John 
l)e Belesme, Robert, log 
De Bikedon, TI103., 45, 54 
De Burgh family. 2 3 0 
De Cardox, Adam . 4C 
De Chetewyn, Adam, 50 
De Cos-ton, Philip. 33 

,, Stephen, 52 
De Courtenay, Sir H.. S6 
De Dumville, John, 68 
De Esplev, John, 6 
De Hales, John, 59 
De Harleye. Wm., 4q 
Da Holes, Margery, I x 

,, Hiighj 100 
De Hokeswode, Wm., 120 
De Hopton, Walter. 32 
De Kyrkeby. Ralph. 53 
j De la Lee, Tims., 7 

De Lodelawe, John, 45, 4c,, 52 
De Lye, Robert. 54 
De Mardefole, Baldwin. 51 
De Mardevall, Bertram, 46 
De Montgomery, Karl Roger, JC, 
j De Mortimer, Ralph, 109 
! De Morton. Edmund, 10 
j De Frees, Thos.. 54 

De Pyrefeld, Will., 270 
; Derby, Earl of, 74 
I De Romaldesham, 46, 4^> 
j De Rossall family, 0 
' De Say, Robert, 31 

De Staunton, Stephen, 7 

,, Roger, 44, 45. 5 2 

De Sudberi, Sir Hugh, 109 
De Thorp. Oeoffrey, 50, 102 
Do Upton. John, j. 53, 54 
De Verc, Elizabeth, o 
! Devercux, Robert, Earl of BfiSQ 

De Wenloke, Alan, 54 
I De Withiford, Hugh, 54 

i Dinham. John Lord. 87 

Doddridge, Dr ,127 
! Dodmore, John, in 
j Donfowc. Hugh Le, 44 
Drvden, Sir John. <: | 

Dudley, Edward Loid, 04 
hunts, Rol>er! . i to 
Rdwinls, Codolphm. 17 
Egcrton, Dame' Eleanor, <.i 
KM rod. Mi-. Ann- . 
I Rlipha, Samuel, 14 
! Bli/'iboth. Queen, 40 

rciloimere, Thonuui 1.01,1. 2. j, :, 
Bmersoiii Tito- , 4 
Englctlcld, Ho nr\ , 4 



Rkusoxs [continued). 
Esseby, Will.. 102 
Essex, Hubert Earl of, 273 
Etehingham, Sir The, 79 
Ethel red, King*, 44 
Eu, Count of, 87 
Euro, Lord, 281 
Eure, Sir Sampson, 281 
Eustace, Win. son of, 46 
Exeter, Henry Marquis of, 351, 355 
,, Sarah, Countess of, 356, 
30S, 369, 371 
Eyton, John, 1 1 1 
,, Sir Philip, 94 
,, Roger, 55 
Farmer, Roger, 2, 8 
Felt-on, Richard, go 
Ferrers family, 5 
Fitzaer, Hugh, 4 
Fitzalan family, 5, 8, 31, 32, 107 
Fitzwarine, Fulk lord, 63, 80. 87 

101, too 
Forster, George, 9 
Fortescne, Sir Francis, 73 

,, Sir John, 74 
Forrest, H. E., xiv 
Foster, Elizabeth, 3, 9 
Fownes, John, 26 
Foxe, Charles. 263, 273 
Freeman, Coningsby, 41 

,, John, 99 
Furnivall, John Talbot, Lord, no 
Fyn, John, 280 
Gamel, 49 to 55 
Gangelard, ill., 48 
Gardiner, Sir Richard, dq 
Gawen, Admiral Roberts. 98 
Ghoc, William, 5 1 
Gilford, Sir John, 02, 09 

,, Katherine, 83 
Godmon, Will., 50 
Gough, Richard, 6 
Gower William, iv 
Grafton, John, 55 

Grawegos, Simon, 45, 51 

Greene, Robert, 5 

Greenowes, Humphrey, 4 

(•rev of Ruthin, Reginald hud, 3 

Gri tilths, John, 80 

Grove, Tlios., 277 

Hableye, Will., 5 \ 

Haghtoh. Richard, 104 

H.cgwas, Robert, 48 

Hampton, Mary, 02 

Hanklord, So, so, 67, km 

1 larding, Stephen, ; m 

Hare (of Mary Knoll), 2S1 

Harries, GcolYrcy, 37 

Hart , Dr. Cheney, 1 33 

Haughton, John, 3 

Persons [continued). 
Haw ton, Roger, 1, 2 
Hayward, Sir John, 10 
Hearst. R., 335 
Herbert, Francis, 293 
Hill, John, 99 
Hillary, Sir Rocer, 65 
Hiraethog. Griffith, 286 
Hoggins family, 351 
John. 358 

,, Sarah, 35: 

,, Thomas, 354 
Holland, George 37 
Hopton. Edward, 279 
Hord, John, 50 
Hotchkis family, 12 r 
Hungerford, Sir Walter, 87 
Hunold, 8 

Hussey, Robert. 2, S 

,, Sir Richard, 6 
Infans, Thomas, 48 
Inkepen, Anne, 82, 88 

,, Richard, 82, 88, 101, 107 
Ive, Nicholas. 53 
Jenks, Rev. Mr., 12G 
Jenks, Henry, 1 8 
John, son of Ivo, 45 
Jones, Edward, 3, 10, 12 

,, Joseph, 26 
Johnson, Dr., 129 
Kent, Earl of, 77 
Kenyon, R. Lloyd, ; 
Ketel, Adam. 45, 48 
King, Francis, 268 
Kinaston, Edward, 2 
Kinnersley, Sarah, S 
Knight, Richard, ironmaster, 276 

,, Richard Payne, 28] 
Knotte, Poeter, 46 
Kulkin. William, 46 
K ylot, Thos . 5 r 
Kynaston, Sir Edward, 5 

,, Roger, 40 
Kynton, 11 ugh, 55 
Lacon family, 1 1 \ 
,, Edward, 2 
,, Francis. 29 
,, John, 20 
Lacy, Henry. Earl of Lincoln. 63 
Lauh, John, 45 
Lav ley, Richard, m 
Lawrence, son of llunegvih. 40 
Law rence, John, 41. 40 
Lawrence, Richard, 10 1 

Lc Breton, Roger, 48 

,, Thomas, son el Roger, 

Lcc family, 0 
LceKc. Ralph 10: 

Lci;diton t'annly, A 



Prrsons (continued.) 

Leigh ton, Edward, 271, 2S6. 2S7 

,, John, 34 

., Richard, 2, S 

,, Stanley, 283 

,, William Alport, 49 
Leland, John, 52, 272 
Le Goniery, Thos., 103 
Lee, Sir Humphrey/ 2, 7 
Lee, Sir Richard, 5. 7 
Leeke, Ralph, 76, 100, 102 
Le Justice, Peter. 49 
Le Justice Roger, 46 
Le Kent, Radulph, 49 
Le Paum, Roger, 45, 49 
j Le Spieer, Nicholas, 44. 45, 53 
Le Strange family, 7, 9, 10 

John, 3 
Leveson, James, 9 

,, John, 3 

,, Richard, 107 

,, "Walter. 93, 105, 107 
Le Yileyn, Hugh, 45, 47, 48, 52 
Le Wylen, John. 49 
Liebig, Baroness, 355 
Lindley, Henry. 273 
Lindsey, Earl of, -77 
Littleton family (of Mun-low, &c), 

,, Sir Adam, 306 
,, Ceeiiie, 121, 317 
,, Sir Edward, 272, 313 
John, 303 

Thomas, 121.272,30.4.316 
William, 26S 
Lindop, Thomas, 23 
Lloyd. Richard, 2S 

„ Yen. Thos. B., 333 
Thomas, 97, lor 
Lodge, Thomas, 82, 88. to;. 107 
Longespee, Karl of Salisbury, 59 
Lovel, Francis Lord, 5 
Lowe, Eleanor, 3 

,, Humphrey 1 3 
Ludlow family, 3. 6, 7. 9 
Lutwyche, Rdward, 3. 9 
Luke, son of Walter, 45, 40 
Machell, John, SS 
Mack worth, Sir Humph., 1* 

,, Thomns^ it 

Macklen, ( leorge, 37 
Manners, Eleartoi , ^7 
March, Karl of, 1 10 
Martin, Evelvu H., 201. 302 

Sir William, 63 
MerQer, Peter, .17 
Mcvrick. Golly. 273 
Middleton, Sir Hugh, 1 1 
More, John, 6g 

,, Hannah, 130 

] Persons {con ft Died.) 
Morgan, Richard, v 
Morhall, Thos , iS 
Moriarty. Rev. Canon, 135. 333 
Moreton, Robert, S, 9, 104 
Mortimer, Roger, Earl of March, 6 
Xedeham, Will , 104 
Newport, Edith', 59, 102 
■ Nicholas, clerk, 46 
Norton, Bonham, 2 
Okeley (of Clunbury 1. 37, 3S 
I Orton, Rev. Job. 125, 134 
' Oteley, Will., 2s, 50 
j Ottley, Mary, 205 
1 . Owen, Jane. 4 

Oxford, Earl of. 9 
i Palmer, John. 45. 50 
; Pangy, Adam. 46, 47. 49 
Parsons, Thos., 45 
Pate-hull, Waher, 1 1 
Pay ton. Rev. Preb., 379 
Pears, Edw.. qi 
Peers, Anne, qo 
Pemberton, Mr., vi 
Pembroke, Earl of, 273 
I Peter, son of Clement, 45. 27 
Petre, Sir William. 70 
Phillips, Thos., 15 

William, 135 
Picot de Say, 3 1 
Pickcn family, 368, 370 
Pigott family; 7, 9; 
^, Rev. C. P. C, 9S 
,, Francis, 75 
,, Rev. John Drydt-n, oS 
,. Robert, S, 02. 93 
,, Thomas, 93 
,, Walter, 102 
,, Rev. William, 97 
• Pin/.un, Robert, 59, 102 
Ponccr, Robert, 48 
Poiisbury, Thos., ■; ?i y 
Porchct. Reginald, 45, 4S 
Powell, Evan, soS 
Powya, Sir Th«.-.. iv 
Poyner, L d* 11a. 8 
Poyntz, Rev. I'n b, X.. 333 
Price, Richard, - 1 B 
Price, Sir ( 'arl» 1 1 y. it 
Pride family, 40. .47. 49. 5c. 51, 5 
53. 54 

I Pritctmrd, Joseph, 99 
Pungh, !:•' • 1. 1 
Purslowc, >n b> bci 1 > 
Pureloww family, iti t<» uo 
Rnimdd the 8h« ill, 1 
Reiner, »Tt«hn« : ,\ >^ 
Revell, IW.. Kt . • , 
Reytmiitd, Aim. ^7, 53 
Robert le Snj . 1 1 


xl i \ ' 

Persons (contiutu d). 
Robsart . Arthur 
Rochester, Bishop of, 77 
Rocke, Richard, 96 
Roger, Earl, 100 
Rogers, Edward, 29 
John, 29, 79 
Rondulph, John, 10, 102 

,, William, 54 

Rope, Irene M ary, 135 
Koos, William Lord, 77 
Rose, William, 9S 
Rossale, Alan, 52 
Rowland, Rev. W. B., 334 
Russell, William, 271 
Rutland, Earl of, 87 
St. George, Henry, 110 
Sandwich, Hamo de, 3S3 
.Savage, Sir John. 5 
Salisbury, Earl of, 77, So 

., Bishop of. So 
Salmon, Michael, 104 
Schetton John, 44, 45, 54 
Scott, Jonathan, 1 2 
Scriven, Edward, 2S 

,, Thomas. 4, S 
Sheldon, Richard, 302 
Sherman, Richard, Hi 
Shitte Richard, 45, 47, 48 
Shitthe, Robert, 47 
Shrewsbury, Earl of, 2, 3, 5, 69, 73, \ 

74. 93, 107 
Shrewsbury, Duke of 73 
Sidney, Sir Philip, 263 iii 
Sillitoe, Thos., 99 
Simbel, John. 47 
Skrymshire familj, 105' 
Smith, Thomas. 7 r, 74 
Smithson, William, 9S . 
Smythe, William, 7, 91 
Snech, G.ilfried, 49 
Snelson, Rev. John, 353 
Stieyd. Ralph, 94 
Spirke, Will. ,112 
Spencer, Robert, 02 
Stafford, Lord. 10 
Stanley. Sir William, 7, 10 
Stedman, Bev. Thos.. 130 
Steffen, Rev. Dom., 333 
Stephens, Thos., 101 
Sterrye. Walter, 2 
Stone, Thos. , 45, 55 
Stonhouse, Sir James, 130 
Strange, Robert Lord, 64 
Stratford. Capt. Wingfield, 298 
Sturv, John. 44, 45, N4. 35 
Suffolk, Earl of. 138 
Talbot family, 6f> 

11 76 

Sir Gilbert , 6g 

kusoxs [continued). 
Talbot, Sir Humphrey, 110 

John 5. 6S. 09. 9j, 1 :o 
Tallents Fiancis. 127 
Talpenny, William. 46, 4 S 
Tayleur, John. 1.3. 105 
Taylor, Eleanor, bg 
,, John. 75 

William. 50 
Tetbald, Robert. 10 
Thornes, Richard. 3, 9, 30; 
Thomes, Thomas, 56 
Tilliley, Roger, 55 
Tomkins, Ralph 274 
Touchet, Audlev Lord. S7 
, , Sir John. 65, 77 
family. 78 
Townshend, Sir Robert, 264 
Travers Mathew, 23 
Throckmorton. Nir John, 264 
Troutbeek family, 56 100 
Troutbeck, Sir .John, 58 
Tucker, De in, 130 
Turner, E [ward. 4 1 
Turold. 7 

Twemlow, Colonel, 105 
Twyneho, George, Sr. 101 
Twyneho, Anne, 107 
Tyrwhitt. Sir Henry, 102 
U fiord, >ir Tnomas, 63 
Undergod. Peter, 270 
Yngbau Thomas, 53 
Vernon, Robert 2. 3/6. 9. 04 
Villane or Vylein, Richard le. 4j, 

\\ all, John, nr 
Waller. William. 07. iot 
Wallop, Sir Henry, S 
Walpole. John. 5 
Walsingham. Sir Francis 26a 
Walter family, 263 

,, Sir Edmund. 263, 307 

., Sir John, 200 
Ward, William. 04 
Warin, Robert, 38 
Watties, Edward, 268 

Watson, Francis, 74 
Watur. Degorv. 55, 136, 1 4 t 
Waven, John, 55 
Wedgwood. Josiah, 60 
Wenloek. Prior ot, hi 
Weynuin, Henry. 31. 203. it' 
White mi be, William, u 
Whitfield, John, w 
Whitinore, Will . 2, 7 
Wigmore, John, 34 
Wild egos. Henry, 4 7 
William*, Thoma*, « !f 
Windsor, Edward L01 J. 70 
WodrolVe, John, Bl 


A., 279 


Persons (eontiiuted). 

Wolryche, William, 55, 56 

Woodcock , M r. , 7 ; 

Wright, Thos., F.S. 

Wrottesley, Walter, 

Wycarfc Robert, 50 

Wyl, Alan. 49 

Wylde, Sir Edmund, 2, 4, 5 

Wyipies, Thos. , 55 

Wynne, Mr. (of Peniarth, 2S6) 

Wynne, Thomas, 55 

Yardlev, Rev. John, 43 

Yard ley, Capt. J. H. R . , 43 

Yate, bit' John, 70 

Yate, Roger, 54 

York, Archbishop of, 9 

Yonge, (.'iles. 100 

Yonge, William, 71,74 

Youuge, George, 9 
Peshall, 7 
Pet ton, xv 

Pickstoek, 58, 59. 64, 86, So, 10 1, 106 
Poynton, S 
Prtston, ?. 
Preston Boats, 6 

Preston -on- the- Wea Id- Moors, 375 
Prestwood, 273 

Priory of St. John of Jerusalem, 
33, 38 

Provosts and Bailills of Shrewsbury, 

Psalms and Hymns 
Shrewsbury, xxxiv 

Pulestone (Pevelsden), 2, 8 

Purton, Rev. R, C. 

Oswestry Tenures, 17th Century. 1 
Some Account of Sid bury, 109 

Purslow, 31, 32 

Pykston, 90 


Red Castle, 104 

Richards Castle, 31, 26S, 272 

Roden, 6 

Rodington, 2, S, 103 
Ropk, Ires*; Mary. 

The Earlier Book of the Drapers' 
Company, Shrewsbury, 135 
Rossall, 2, 5, o 
Kos.-all Parva, 52 
Row ton, 3, 9 
Ryesuoh (in Aston), J04 
Ryton, 2 

St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, Rells, vii 
,, Parish Rook, t'v 

,, Pewholders, vtii 

St. John's Close, Ludlow, 270 
,, Hospital, Ludlow, .'70 

printed at 

St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, Trinity 
Chapel, 127, 137 
,, St. Bernard 
Windows, 333 
St. Peter's Chapel, Ludlow. 271 
St. Thomas* Ch urch. C re. t Han wood. 

Salden Hall, 73 
Sam brook, 2, 8 
Sanctuary House, 41 
Schmuczen Museum, 334 
Schotoplace, 50 
Screvens Middleton. 113 
Shelderton, 32 
Schelfalke, 3 
Sheriffhales, 3, 9, 106 
Shi f rial, 8 
Ship ton, 7 
Shotton, 40 
Shrawardine, in 

Abbey, 59, 102 
Claremont (Early Deed.-), 43 
Drapers Company (Earliest B< 

Mavors 1710 to 1736, 11 
Mint, i 

Provosts and Bailiffs, 54 

School Library, 1 ^2 

St. Chad's (Parish Book), iv ; Bells, 
vii ; Pewholders, vtii 

St. Mary's, St. Bernard Windows, 
333; St. Catherine s Chapel 157. 
181; Trinitv Chapel 127. 137 

Streets, <fcc.': Bittkehalle, 54 : 
Boorre, the, 239, 250 ; Behind 
the Walls, 177 ; ( a -tell foriatc. 
142, 1 77. &c. ; Clei cmund, 4 5.A;c : 
Colnehanij 14! ; Colle orchard, 
143 ; Colverhouse croll , 2*0, 2\2\ 
Corncmarket , i85, i\:c.; Doglone, 
1S3, &c. : Fraidvevile, M'. &C | 
Grange, the, 47 : Knokyn lane 
(or street), 142, 177, \<\ : K \ II 
lane, 143 ; Ward ef 01, 52, I42, &c; 
Monksforiujte, 52; Ruinaldhslifttn, 
46, 47, 48, 51 : Scaccarium, 1.4; : 

Shoplache, 141. 177. \c ; ScllOtC 
j)lace (SOteplachc), ^7. (Q : 
Si renchus, 4vS ; Town hall. 154 j 
WalsSho yate, 177, .V:c. : lo 

Wile Coppe, i p, 177, v \c. | 

Dndor the W\ lo, 
Shuttes Vallots, 1; s 
Sibdon, 3 1 

Sidbury, ion, 1 •. 7. 122, < Bo 

( 'hurch bd|IU -t s, I 1 1 
Silvingdm. |$2 

Societ ies in ciunmuuivaUon, \ w 
Sonforfl (01 Sand ford), 3, lu 



Spoonbill, 40 
Stanton, 2, 4, 6 
Stanwardine, 3, 9 
Stan wa rd ine-in - the- Wood , x i v 
Staunton Lacye, 26S 
Stiperstones, 2S5 
Stirchley, 101 
Stockton, 2 

Stoke St. Milburgh, 121, 317 
Stone, 89 

Stottcsdcn, iog. 382 
Stottesden, Rural Deanery. 379 
Sbratton, co. Oxford, 59 
Strenchhus, 4S 
Sudberie, 109 
Sundorne, 98 
Sunny Gutter, 281 
Sutton Ivladdock, 4 


Taslev. 5 
Tat tel. 32 
Thame river, 275 
Thongland, 7,113 
Tibberton, 107 
Tong, 2 
Twyford . 3 


Up Rossall, 5 
Upton Cresset t, 2 
Uriconium, ix 


Vineyard, The, 76 
Vinnals, 277 


' ; Walcheria," 32 
Walford, 9 
Walton, Manor, 1 1 1 
Waters Upton, 364 
Wattlesborough Castle, 2S3 
Webston, 3 
Welsh Coins, i 
Welsh Hani pt mi , 6 
Wcnlock, 40, .1 1 
Wenlock Priory, 120 
Westbury, 1 1 1 

I Wf.vm an , Hen ey T., F.S.A. 
Coston. 31 
The W alters of Ludlow. An 

Elizabethan Plan, 263 
Members of Parliament for Ludlow 


Wheathill, 11, 3S2 
Wheateon Aston, 2 
! Whitchurch, 3, 75 
j Whitcliffe Common , 273 
! Whittington, Manor of. 84 

Wicke, 3 
I Wigmore. no, 269. 27S 
i Wilderhope, xiii 
\ Wills and Aioiixistkatio>"s. 
Honel, Katherine, 146:. 1^0 
Brickdalc, Rich 3rd, 1542, 22 
Cornewall, Elizabeth, 1909. 297 

Folliott H. W. (Bishop) 

1827, 296 
John, 1679. 301 : [6S3-4 
(adm.) 301: 16S3, 301 : 
16S5, 301 
,, Maria, 301 
,, Thomas (adm.) 301 : 
1686, 301 
Hoggins, John, 1857, 3 5 S 
,, Sarah, 1754. 334 
,, Thomas (adm.) 179^- 354 
Littleton, Adam, 1648, 322 
Bridget, 1695. 327 
,, Sir Edward, 1649, 313 
,, Elizabeth, 1721. 326 
,, (icorge, 1675, 319 
,, Jane, 1694, 320 
John, 156.', 303 
,, Samuel, 17- 0 , 3-7 
,, Thomas, 162a, 316; 1 

325 ; 1793, 3 28 
,, William. 1699, 3:0 
Wistanstow, 359, 366 
Withiford, Great and Little. 3. o 
Withington. 3, 8 
I Wolverton, 268 
Woodcotc, 3, 10 
Wollastou, 3 
Wormingbon (Glos.) ( 130 
W rock w ard i no, 40 
Wyndersloy, So 
Wykey Manor, o 
VVynuall, 275 

. Vakedon, 5, 6 

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The Earliest Book of the Drapers' Company, Shrewsbury 

Transcribed by Irene Mary Hope. (Continued) ... ... icq 

The Walters at Ludlow. • An Elizabethan Plan. By Henry T. 

Weyman, F.S.A. . ... ... ... ...: ... ... 263 

Wattlesborough Castle. By the late Stanley LeTghton, M.P., 

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